This print is based on a photograph taken in central Illinois by my Gran. Several years ago she sent it to me, with a title written on the back "Faerie Woods in Winter." She did not like the cold, but would always comment on how sparkling and beautiful the snow looked on a sunny day. I like to think that she would like my interpretation.
Title: Fairy Woods in Winter (Version 2)
Paper: Rives BFK White
Paper Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 14"
Block: Shina--5 blocks
Ink: Akua Intaglio
Edition size: 45
Below are photos of the blocks, in the order that they were printed. Though it was printed last, I actually carved the black, tree block first. Then, I printed it on Yupo (a recyclable, synthetic, non-obsorbent paper) and transferred it to the other blocks. That is why you can see the trees prints on some of the color blocks.
Pale yellow sun-- a mixture of yellow and titanium white
Pale, transparent blue--a mixture of titanium white, pthalo blue, ultramarine blue, payne's gray, and transparency base.
A darker version of the blue above. Same colors in the mixture, minus titanium white.
Carbozole violet with a small amount of transpancy base.