Original one of a kind watercolor, linocut, collage drawing
If variety is the spice of life, today is a spicy day. I have bearded dragon linocuts with red chine colle, bearded dragons linocuts with brown chine colle, bearded dragon in a watercolor desert fantasy landscape drawing. I have it all and they are each available on Etsy.
Framed bearded dragon linocut version 2, red chine colle
Watercolor Drawing is over a full 10″ x 6″
Linocut Image size is 6″ x 4″
Linocut paper size: 10″ x 8″
Paper: Rives BFK 100% cotton French mould made paper
framed bearded dragon linocut version 1, brown chine colle
Tomorrow I am being treated to a post birthday (October 20) celebration by relaxing at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. So there will not be any posts on Thursday, because I will be sitting in a 108 degree outdoor hot spring.
The Lizard King, took a lot of finagling. Maybe it is because Iguanas like warm basking sun and it was only 35 degrees in the studio. The ink was freezing up, the antique Italian paper “chine colle” a printmaking techniques of printing and collaging simultaneously, was not sticking. The acid free adhesive said, “best used in 65 to 95 degrees.” I guess I was off by about 30. But after plugging in a small table top heater with a 200ft extension cord to the house, I have 10 good ones! It is a bright cheery Iguana, setting up on his perch. It will look great in a kitchen, entryway, kid’s room, bedroom or any bright place. The chine colle adds a really nice textural element.
Print comes unmatted and unframed, picture of framed work is only an example. Note, this print image is 6″ x 5″ you can see how it looks in the frame in relations to the other prints. Paper is still 8″ x 10″
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. Each morning I carve a new animal into my linoleum and print never more than 10. I make these cleaver and fun prints available to you on a daily basis through January 31, 2015, This is print #12. And who knows maybe I will extend it!
Great news today, I am happy that my watercolor drawing, “The fearless lizard drops it’s tail, swiftly climbing to new heights.” did climb to new heights. He was sold today from my exhibition at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green, KS.
This exhibition runs through December 21st and I will be in Kansas for a closing reception on December 12. See you in Kansas!