Ladybug, Print 16 of 30, each $20

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Ladybug limited edition linoleum block print

Ladybug limited edition linoleum block print

Ladybug fun facts:
1. Ladybug larvae resemble tiny alligators.
2. Ladybugs bleed from their knees when threatened,
3. A ladybug’s bright colors warn predators to stay away?
Weird isn’t it? Well not the bright color warning.

Ladybug linocut print

Ladybug linocut print

But these cute and bright ladybugs will not scare anyone away.
January Project of 30 prints in 30 days, each one for $20. Ladybug is now available on my Etsy store.

Each image is 4″ x 6″ printed onto 8″ x 10″ Rived BFK paper in an edition of 10.

Table of ladybugs

Table of ladybugs

Today’s bonus print also on Etsy is a 4″ x 6″ image of a red peacock, printed onto 6″ x 10″ paper. Here is a photo of them drying where I just happen to catch my shadow on the stone studio wall.

Drying Red Peacocks

Drying Red Peacocks


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

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Raven_framed

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

Raven_lino_cut

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