Some of you may know that once-upon-a-time I was a printmaker.
I would pull small editions of linocut prints. I used the reductive process, carving a block, printing from it, and carving the same block further. I was always searching for the perfect print, and constantly rejecting a print that had a blemish, a dot of dust, a dry "sparkly" area.
But now? Oh yes, printmaking is obviously in my blood, because I am back at it. Linocuts have become a very strong part of my dress paintings, and now, my new body of abstract work.
But now I get to ignore the rules. I can apply ink thickly and painterly, or dry and almost translucent. I can shift colors with no worries of an "edition". And blemishes? Bring it! Crinkles and folds, sparkle and all.
Yeah, I'm kinda having fun with this. And the abstracts have their very own shows coming up!
See you in Miami at Coconut Grove - Feb. 15, 16, 17
And in Atlanta at the Dogwood Festival April 11, 12, 13