Praise: What a powerful image. It's a great woodcut and I'm very
pleased to own it.
I am very pleased with your opinion too!
Suggestions: I wouldn't change a thing.
Thank you very much, Ruth.
Praise: What a great 'Autoretrato' Horacio! You do so many
self-portraits, but I think this one is superb. I especially like the
little guy swinging between your heart & your shirt pocket. An
interesting touch of humor or a clue to inner feelings? I suspect the
I think you're right, Wanda.
Usually I don't plan my prints, I draw directly on the block.
This portrait I started on the top of the woodblock, and it became
very solemn: the university teacher, systems consultant, father of
Claudia, Vinicius and Horacio Jr, grandfather of Gabriela, Felipe and
Estela etc...Too much serious!
Then I draw the bottom of the print, that depicts the pseudo
artist, the printmaker, the novel writer, the bohemian, the scotch
drinker, the pubs client, the fan of the genuine Brazilian music,
In the middle of the block the contradiction: feelings X
By the way, my zodiac sign is Gemini...
Praise: Wow, Horacio, you're a god! I am always in awe of your
unique hallucination-like images- very fresh and evocative.
This opinion, coming from you John, is a great
incentive to find time to make more prints, thank you.
Suggestions: Absolutely none for the image. Your paper choice is
kinda weird... but I'm sure you have a good reason.
You are absolutely right. I use this cheap inferior
paper because, being thin and smooth, it adheres to the ink on the
block. I've already received similar opinions from other Baren
members. This is one of the benefits of the exchanges. I found that I
have a lot to learn about papers. I am looking for a better paper,
that fit with the way I make prints (oil ink, hand printing with a
wooden spoon...). Do you have any suggestion?
Comments: I'm just tickled to have another of your prints! I am
just tickled with your comments John.
PS My granddaughter Estela was born on January
2nd,,2000. If you want, I may introduce her to your Robert, who
Jeanne Norman Chase
Praise: Great technique. Interesting the way the border lines are
broken to complement the knife strokes.
Suggestions: None, very creative Comments: I like the way you cut
into the wood. Strong lines. Also like the black and white. Good
Your opinion and comments are a great incentive for
me to continue, Jeanne. Thank you!
Praise: Horacio you certainly are a 'hotdogger' when it comes to
knife strokes (or gouge strokes as it may be). I'm quite impressed
with your imagination as well as your swirls and twirls with the
tools you use.
Right Gayle, U and V gouge strokes.
Comments: A darn good print.
Thank you Gayle for your comments and opinion. They
are a strong incentive to continue making prints.
Praise: Love the wild hair.
Thank you, April. I would like to have more hair
And I see you are struggling with the usual artist's dilemma...
love or money?
Right. I would like the day to have 48 hours or win
Comments: Thank you for the beautiful print.
Thank you too, April, for the nice comment and for
your wonderful print as well.
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