Dale Evans - Natick, Massachusetts USA
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Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Print Title: SPRING
Paper Dimension: 5 x 7
Image Dimension: 4 x 6
Block: Seven 15mm Cherry plywood blocks
Pigment or Ink: Guerra Pigments and Sumi Ink
Paper: Hosho - hand made by Mr. Iwano Ichibei
Comments: This is the first print that I have submitted for an exchange, and my 6th attempt to make a Japanese style woodblock print. It is difficult to be a beginner - there is so much to learn and so many ways to make mistakes!
There are 8 impressions on this print - the last being a subtle gradation of blue-green from the top to add a little bit of \'punch\' to the yellow Iris - I only hope that it isn't too subtle! Making a series of prints like this is a very humbling experience, yet incredibly exhilarating as the wood, paper, ink, and artist come together to recreate an image seen only briefly at the edge of a marsh on a sunny Spring day. I had fun!