Today Oiuda taught me how to do a woodcut print. I made many mistakes which was all learning – including taking too much wood away to start with.
But the focus was on new knowledge about inks and how to get some luminosity with them, plus hand rubbing a print, mounting a print onto heavier paper and printing colours on the woodcut using a jig for registering.
She was a wonderful teacher – I felt full but not overwhelmed. Which is how I’ve felt with the other 2 printmaking teachers I’ve worked with – I think their patience is a bit saintly 🙂
Bottle trees in New Mexico – these are not genius prints but I learned so much. Above is printed over a Hectograph on Japanese Kity Kata paper. Below is on BKF Rives 250gsm. No press was needed, all hand rubbed.
Then it was time to farewell Catherine and Don from Unsettled Gallery and one of our great WBHD artists, Peggy. No better way than margaritas at the Double Eagle in Mesilla. I know I’ll be back but I felt very sad to drive away 🙂
Peg took time out from her trick or treating to join us… I don’t think she usually comes out in green face makeup?