Low Tide Seat, white-line woodcut


Low Tide Seat, white-line woodcut


Image size: 6" x 9"

watercolor on Stonehenge paper

Edition of 10

These are hand-pulled prints and each one is a little different. That is what makes them so special.

The photo here is for #5 and that is the exact print you'll get.

A few years ago, Odiorne Point State Park, in Rye, NH, hosted special events for artists. We could have access to the seaside park for a week to paint or draw or whatever we liked. On the last day, there was a small exhibit of finished pieces.

Instead of painting, I completed some white-line woodcuts from start to finish - plein air printmaking! (Odiorne Rocks! is another print created on site.)

While I was drawing and deciding which rock and tide pool combo to immortalize in wood, I noticed that this gull stuck around for a long time. Long enough to sketch for sure. But I was certain that if I started drawing him, he would fly off. So I tried to interest myself in other things.... and he stayed on that rock.... 

Inviting or teasing?

Finally, I turned to a blank piece of paper and scratched away with a pencil. The gull didn't move until the drawing - rocks, water, weed and all - was complete. He flew away before I carved the block, but that was fine. I had what I needed and in the final print, he'll sit there forever.

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