Thursday, May 1, 2014


Happy May Day!  It's hard to believe the month of May is already here.  April was a busy month with a few deadlines to meet, the biggest being taxes.  But a more pleasant deadline was that of the Leftovers V print exchange.

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.
At Home
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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the black and white one. Think it would work well with the print you gave me for my birthday. Price?