This is the fifth year that Wingtip Press has hosted this exchange of small prints (less than 5" x 7" in paper size). The intent being to use up the leftover pieces of paper that printmakers often have after tearing the paper sheets down to size to create a print.
So far, I have participated in the exchange every year. This year I wasn't sure I was going to make the deadline. My first attempt at a reduction linocut print was a complete failure (which you may have read about here).
With the deadline creeping up on me, I decided to go back to basics, a simple linocut. I carved a 2-1/2" x 4" block and got them printed up. I decided to do some with black ink and some with a dark brown ink that I mixed up.
Here is the print in black.
Image size 2-1/2" x 4"
Paper size 4-1/2" x 6"
©Lisa Flowers Ross
From the writing on the bottom of the print, you can see that I made 28 prints in this edition. E.V. stands for a "edition varied". In this case, that means I did it in two different colors.
Here is the print in brown.
I thought it was hard to portray the transparency of the glass jars with the linocut. But I am happy with the print. I purposely left a lot of the chatter, especially around the trees because I wanted it to suggest a little bit of movement like a wind blowing the leaves.
I turned in 14 of the edition for the exchange and still have some available for sale.
I was so happy that this print turned out o.k. that I decided to do another one. I will share that one in the next post.