Block print with watercolor | 5X6.25″ | $35 (free shipping)
Rarely does time permit me to make a block print – the newspaper’s deadlines are ridiculous these days.
However, this Tuesday Daily Break section (with a staff review of Dylan’s new cd, “Tempest”) was designed Friday so copy editors could work the page on Monday morning – which left me the weekend to illustrate the story.
I made a couple of sketches of Dylan from various photos, enlarged them on a Xerox, made ink/brush drawings and transfered one (flopped) to the linoleum material, which I carved, printed with oil base ink and finally, watercolored once the ink was dry. The whole process took about a day.
Each print is a distinctive original, on French paper, hand signed.