Last night I printed the second color in my foray into color printing. I was really worried about registration...lining everything up properly...even though my teacher, Jeff Dentz, had explained and demonstrated several methods. And it's not like his terrific prints didn't line up!
I think I'm one of those "I'll believe it when I see it" kind of people.
Anyway, it all lined up, it was pretty easy to do, and I'd show you except I didn't like how I had overcut a section for the initial cut and it ruined the piece. So after proving to myself that not only could it be done, but that it could be done by ME, I think I'll redo that piece and I'll show you then.
I have a huge piece I'm working on and Jeff helped me think through that one. Another interesting aspect of the woodcuts is that I have to do planning ahead. With my colored pencil and paintings, I just sketch in and do it on the fly. So this is a good stretch for me.
Besides me, there was a lot of printing last night, and a lot of really excellent work. I especially enjoyed a piece printed by classmate Andrea Gingerich, the Philadelphia photographer, who based it on one of her own photos. Which goes to prove...again...that composition is king. (Her world series photos are the best I've seen on the net.)
So all in all, a great night in woodcut class. Now where's the pie?