Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Behind the Print: Trailer Treasure
This print was a turning point for me as an artist and printmaker. Up until this print, I was more concerned with graphic sensibilities and how to get colors to overlay without too much problem (a constant struggle with reduction woodcut prints). In this case I began working out the importance of perspective to add depth. I also began a scientific study of how to really get bursting, vibrant color.
I love the depth. The colors are rich and set a high bar that I was able to meet with "Sunflower Farm." The first "Little Camper" print from about 2009 (somewhere deep in this blog) was noted by many for its "mood." I find this print much moodier, and it really speaks to memories for me.