Spring Inspired the Carving and Printing of New Relief Prints

 The beginning stages - I am carving out what will remain white on thie print. 

The beginning stages - I am carving out what will remain white on thie print. 

 Carving continues; developing the image.

Carving continues; developing the image.

 It is always satisfying as the registration of color and form come together when completing a reduction print!

It is always satisfying as the registration of color and form come together when completing a reduction print!

Spring's arrival prompted me to take a look at several drawings I had worked on during the Winter. I had completed a drawing of a Barred Owl; and decided it would work well as a reduction print. Here is a look at how I proceeded with Barred Nocturne.

 The image is taking shape after two printing runs using  variations of gray; ghost-like at this point.

The image is taking shape after two printing runs using  variations of gray; ghost-like at this point.

 Color intensifies as I move from gray to blue, so exciting!

Color intensifies as I move from gray to blue, so exciting!