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Adjusting somecolors on the"La Sauces" Woodblock I wasn't totally satisfied with the last color run on the La Sauces woodblock. The blue shadowing on the distant mountain was the right idea but it seems to demand to much attention visually. So, I printed a glaze over the mountain in shadow and the tops of the sunlit mountains which softened the mountain shadows, putting more of the focus on the cemetery.  The next color I printed was another color glaze across the base of the mountains. I wanted to pull some rose into the central grave marker and the other stones....

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Carving the blue block. This is where the reduction process becomes very similar to sketching outdoors. While sketching, I take time to access the wash I just applied, asking what did it do and what needs to happen next. This continual reacting is something I do between each color run, what did the last color run do and what needs to happen next. The print is always evolving with each color run, slowly progressing to an interpretation of the original sketch. THE PROCESS Blue Block, forth color run So far, there has been one color run with the ochre and rose...

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The start of a new woodblock, "La Sauces" "La Sauces" is inspired by a pastel I did a number of years ago of a cemetery in Las Sauces, CO which is west of San Luis and along the Rio Grande River. It is a small community with some rolling hills on the west and Mt Blanca looming in the north east. I have always loved the pastel and reluctantly consigned it to a gallery where it left on a life of its own. The print started with the rose color. The first color run takes some faith to believe the...

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Chaco Sojourn -

And the binding begins for the first book in the Chaco Sojourn Series.

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Chaco Sojourn -

" I abruptly stop the car and create a rough bruise of dust in the air."
Chaco Sojourn, John Macker

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