This Saturday, March 1st, from 9am-2pm at CMU's Miller Gallery.
More details on the Facebook page.
We'll be there! Hope to see ya!
The final copies of the "RUBY RED ROSE"! The flower of romance & love, the color of passion & heart. Printed from two hand-drawn, hand-carved woodblocks onto 14" x 11" Natural Kitakata paper. Get one for yourself or get one for your near-and-dear! Edition of only 100 prints, exclusively available in our online shop & our etsy.
Printing the final run (block #3) on the "DESERT ISLAND"! See the other blocks that print here and here. We'll be posting updates of the finished print image shortly...
Printing the second run of color on the "DESERT ISLAND" woodcut edition. Two split fountains in a row! You can see the finished print here.
Printing the first run on the "DESERT ISLAND" woodcut edition. Limited edition of 50 prints, sized 22" x 38" with 1" white paper border around printed image.
For beauties, loves, dears & romantics, the "RUBY RED ROSE" woodcut! Triumphant blazing blossoms are forever captured in their loveliest bloom. A striking combination of vibrant ruby red and satin-y chocolate brown are printed from two hand-crafted woodblocks onto 14" x 11" Natural Kitakata paper to make the finished "RUBY RED ROSE". Edition size is 100 prints.
Orders for the "RUBY RED ROSE" can be placed here!
This image is printed by hand, by the artists, from this block & this block.
We'll use these two carved blocks to create the finished "RUBY RED ROSE" image. The purple-ish block you see above will print in ruby red, the key as a dark.
The "RUBY RED ROSE" now has a page in our online shop! The finished print will be in our next newsletter, join up for details!
All-in-all, we're quite pleased with how the 'ROSE' is coming along, a cheery image to work on during these dreary & bitter cold mid-atlantic winter days. We confess we're burrowing a bit in our lair-like basement, making new headquarters for drawing, carving & prints galore.
Lots more soon!
In progress, coming soon! The "RUBY RED ROSE" will be a 2 block print. More details soon! Join up to our mailing list to be the first to hear of it's online debut.
The 22" tall by 38" wide "DESERT ISLAND" woodcut, just finished! This one's been a long time in the making, a lot of head scratching on the color blocks and proofing…now it looks just like we hoped it would! (*sigh of relief*)
Printed from 3 blocks, 6 total colors in multiple blend rolls & only one shop roller big enough to span the block. We admit it it took us a bit longer than we could ever have projected. But, the end product, we think, was well worth the wait!
"DESERT ISLAND" is not your typical tropical island. A no man's land built of refuse (yes, we were thinking about the pacific trash gyre) from which life slowly springs. The "DESERT ISLAND" imagines wastefulness with the comic spin of the classic stranded at sea story…should any shipwrecked MacGyver find themselves on this isle, surely there are bits and pieces to construct some useful solution. Look closely at those piles for any number of helpful treasures!
The print is available for purchase here, soon to be updated to a new post pre-order rate. First batch will ship shortly!
Many thanks to Cure for hosting us & our woodcut prints for a MADE FROM SCRATCH holiday reception in Lawrenceville this past Sunday, Dec. 15. We took a few photos of the dining room, cozy & aglow, before the doors opened to guests. Thanks to all that stopped by to see us!
We are in the midst of tackling the color for the "DESERT ISLAND" woodcut now, experimenting with layers & layers of pastel color combinations. Deciding what we want the color to lend to the linework we've been developing in the blocks is a big task!
Anyway, at 20" x 35", the "DESERT ISLAND" print is really quite large. We are reminded of this every time we heave-ho the blocks onto the press bed (there are 3 total, one's not pictured here) and register the long scroll-like sheets of paper. The edition will be small in the end, like 50 prints. We're leaving the pre-order up until we get that first proof photographed. Then the price will probably nearly double.
What to expect? Paradise color!