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