|The first carving is printed on the letterpress, to create yellow leaves|
|I took that first carving, carved away the parts that should stay yellow, and made orange leaves|
|I always make a sharpie drawing on clear acetate and transfer it to the linoleum,
to serve as a guide for carving.
|I mix yellow, and black, which (oddly) makes olive green, so I add red to make brown.
The inked carving, and the print
|And now for the transparency experiment: I print the evergreen boughs black,
letting the unprinted paper create white highlights…
|That little white clearing in the distance needs to be filled in with yellow.
The tiniest block I’ve ever carved…
After weeding out the imperfect prints, I have an edition of 175 prints.
Here’s “Autumn Glow,” signed, numbered,
and all dressed up in Thomas Pafk’s beautiful handmade frame!
See it in my online store