Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Projects

Just finishing up my latest block print, which is a view of the White Mountains from a friend's deck in Campton, NH. I never attempted clouds before in a print, so that was challenging. I cut away the white areas of the clouds first, then added 2 layers of grays. The blue sky and the other 3 values of blue came next. I finished off with a green layer for the forest. I may add more definition to the trees with a layer of a darker green.

The next print I'm going to work on is of a Great Blue Heron. I got inspired by the one that flew by me while I was out walking the other day. Herons frequently hang out around the river near my home, and once one even landed in our backyard. I love when they fly by with their long legs streaming out behind them. They remind me of a pterodactyl.

My sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project is still empty, but I've got an idea of the general theme. I guess that's a start! Wish summer vacation wasn't going by so fast!


  1. I love your clouds! Can't wait to see the Heron finished. We often see them here in the PNW, too!

  2. Thanks! I'm off to the studio to work on the GBH today--a gray layer is coming next.