This canoe takes me immediately back to the Northeast and my fantasy to canoe the entire Hudson River. As a kid I used to peel the birch off the trees and attempt to fabricate a tiny birch bark canoe, it never worked. This canoe, while two dimensional, still takes me to that feeling of paddling down a wilderness river. The canoe is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. I then hand draw watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble pigments. At the top and bottom are stripes of vintage Italian hand printed paper that are then painted over. If you like wilderness water adventures, this 7″ x 5″ original watercolor is for you.
Original Watercolor, 5″ x 7″ with Collage – frame not included
This is what he would look like in a standard white wood frame. I think this is my favorite. But I also have an example in black. Frames are not included they are only for reference.
Black frame not included
This is all part of my July 30 day watercolor challenge and it is a a fun challenge. It is exciting to have the pressure of getting each one made and working in such volume forces me to take some risks, and risk in art is always good! As usual this is available at my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store.
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.