Ah, the beaver, those semi-aquatic, primarily nocturnal rodents, master engineers that dam up rivers and streams sure are cute little critters. My dogs Conrad and Homer look very much like beavers when they are out swimming.
The beaver is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. I then hand drawn watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble pigments. At the top are hand cut shapes from vintage Italian paper.
Black Frame Not included with artwork
This is what he would look like in a standard black wood frame. I think this is my favorite. But I also have an example in white. Frames are not included they are only for reference.
White frame not included
Here is the green and yellow drawing in a white frame. He would look super cute in a kids room, a country house, your sea-side cottage, or a wall that demands a smaller size artwork, image 7″ x 5″ displayed in a 12″ x 9″ frame. He is now available on my Etsy Store by clicking here.
I don’t know where else you would see an Elk but in the wilderness, and then only if you are lucky. But unless one of my dear followers suggestions a catchier title, “Elk in the Wilderness” will be it. This 10″ x 8″ two color print is now on my Etsy store!
This two color print was first printed with a block of green foliage over the whole 10″ x 8″ piece of Rives BFK paper. Then the Elk was printed in a slightly translucent brown with a hint of green ink. Here is a detail:
All together they make a great pattern, I almost want to print fabric that looks like this:
Table of Elk
Today was a pretty remarkable day. I am glad I took the day off yesterday so that I could not only offer you two prints today, but two two color prints at that!
Elk print and Frog print side by side
Both are on StoneTrigger Press Etsy store now. And as always, one print a day, alway 8″ x 10″, always $20 and always made by me with love.
As the Bob Seger “Turn the Page” lyrics go, “all strung out from the road” that will be me, walking into the gallery today at Matfield Green, Pioneer Bluffs, KS today.
My eyes are blurry after 10 hours of driving each day for the past two days, another 4 hours to go today, but I am excited to be back in Kansas. The dogs will be happy to go to Chase Fishing Pond. I will be happy to have another great dinner at Ad Astra in Strong City. But most of all I am thrilled to be back with Ton and Ans at their beautiful gallery. I am still 270 miles away, but the reception is 2-5, I will be there so come by and have a glass of wine and take home a new drawing or print. See you soon.