mokuhanga residency week 3

For the last few weeks I’ve been learning all sorts of marvellous new things in the mokuhanga residency I’m attending. I’ve been working on several new prints, and here are some process shots of how I carved my bird vase print. I really enjoyed this process as I managed to capture the feeling of my original line drawing. I think my carving is improving!

vase carving.jpg

Here’s the reverse of the block, with the flat colour area being carved out, and a test print for the layer in a bokashi blue.

flat layer.jpg

And here’s the final print with all the elements in place…

blue test.jpg

I’m working on various editions of this print in a variety of colours. Will show them soon!