Imagine diving in the ocean off the California coast and discovering a new coral glowing in the Stygian depth? This print is 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. It was pulled from one of my homemade blocks of castello boxwood.
The matilija poppy growing along side of my driveway is once again threatening to take over the world (or at least my driveway). It is now about eight feet tall and at least eight feet in diameter. This print was based on a photo of the plant when it was in full bloom. It is printed on Johannot white paper, a paper I haven’t used before but will certainly use again.
An elementary student came by the Studios on the Park last week and asked me how I got the inspiration for my prints. Well, for this print, the inspiration was someone asking if I could make a print with a butterfly, pansies, and a lady bug. Well, here is that print with the lady bug hiding behind the pansy.
One of the problems with not labeling everything is that I soon forget what it is I have. This sunflower was engraved on wood I bought in 2009. I carefully labeled when I purchased the wood, but I did not identify what wood I had bought. I think it is either pear or castello boxwood, but whatever it is it carves beautifully! The print is approximately 3″ x 6″.
I know there is a place for both types of engraving, and engravings can be a combination of the two, but based on my last two engravings, I think I will be doing much more white line engravings than black line in the future.
This hibiscus is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″. It was carved on degame.
This is a one-day wonder. I started drawing on the block of castello boxwood around noon and finished the engraving by five o’clock. The print is 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.