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The Studio Blogis moving I am moving the studio blog to a new site that is easier to manage and design the blog posts. I am struggling with the tech part of it all currently but plan to have it up and running in the next week. And my timing is probably not the best as I am moving the studio to Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe for the Artist's Residency. The three month stint should be exciting and the challenge has been taking just enough but not too much. So, stay tuned for more articles. A teaser is the...

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Spirit Bear Clouds, woodblock -

Spirit Bear clouds Printing color runs 8 and 9. Color Run 8, The carve I decided to print subtle line work over the previous solid color at the top of the sky. The process starts with me drawing my line work with a Shapie fine line marker. The carving does take time. I have found if I don't try to rush, then it actually goes quicker. And, with the liners close together, the cuts don't have to be that deep at all.  COLOR RUN 8 - Detail It took about two short mornings to cut the sky ( 3 hours)...

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Chaco Sojourn -

Enough of the grain printed to create a nice pattern but not as a solid color. Now to print the line drawing over it.

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Chaco Sojourn, woodblock -

I align the paper to a guide that serves as a mask allowing the wood grain to print in a certain area.

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process, woodblock -

My woodblock start from rough sketches, some rougher or looser than others. For me, the object of a sketch is to capture the mood as opposed to the assorted detailed elements.

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