Sold-Day 2, Thirty Day Watercolor Challenge, The Raven

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7" x 5" Raven Click to purchase

7″ x 5″ Raven Click to purchase

Day two of the 30 day watercolor collage challenge is a Raven. You may remember the linocut raven from the 30 day linocut challenge in January. This is the same raven, cut out and collaged onto 300 pound arches watercolor paper. I then used watercolor to create the landscape and added two “bushes” by collaging hand cut antique Italian paper. There is a lot of great detail.

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Here is the deal. There is one artwork a day. Each watercolor is 5″ x 7.”  It is a combination of watercolor drawing, collaged linocut and/or antique italian cut paper. Each one is handmade and unique, there is no edition. There is only one available. Sounds expensive? Nope, I want to make this available for only $47 and it will stay that way for all 30 pieces. The expensive ones will be in my Fall Solo Exhibition in New York. For the month of July each night at 6pm EST a unique new drawing will be available.You can purchase it on Etsy where there are full details. Frame not included.

Raven_on_Wall_RedI had a blast making this raven. Right now they are everywhere around me. I love watching them soar through the sky over the studio and into the mountains.

Print 4 of 30 still only $20; Sunday Bonus Print!

30 prints 30 days, Small Print Store

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Sunday, after the previous day’s invigorating snowshoe outing at 11,500ft of altitude, I entered the studio with renewed vim and vigor to produce two prints, both of which are Ravens.  One print is a black linocut the other a woodcut, the woodcut is printed in both red and black!

Red Raven Woodcut

Red Raven Woodcut

Both prints are available immediately on Etsy. The black raven linocut, sticking to my promise of only 10 prints and only $20 The “bonus print” a woodblock print that is double printed, first with a red woodblock then a black woodblock is $30. This one is extra because of the additional work both in printing and carving.  You can see the prints drying here, some with just one layer of red, others with both the red and black layer.

Color layer one and two

Color layer one and two

The hand printed block does not come framed, it is only for reference.

Raven Woodcut

Red Raven Woodcut

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Black Raven Linocut



Here is a photo  of both the linocut and woodcut being carved.
This is my usual morning of coffee and carving.

Morning coffee and carving

Morning coffee and carving

I love how a big table of drying prints look. Once these are dry, about 2 days, I will sign them and ship them out. Who will be one of the lucky 10 to get one? (If you are thinking, “hey there is way more than 10” You are right, I always print extras and destroy any that have fingerprints, smears, or are too light or dark; quality control.)

Black Ravens drying

Black Ravens drying

Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. For the month of January 1, 2015 I carve and print a new block each day. I will only print 10 and I ship them out after 2-3 days – once the ink dries.

In case you missed the Etsy link to buy one of the 10 prints it is https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoneTriggerPress

Red Raven Woodcut in Room

Red Raven Woodcut in Room