My last update featured four plates that I had designed, and soon after started carving. Two of the four I have printed, although the color registration left much to ponder. The two I have printed are the road scenes.
What I have not posted is that while working on the other two plates my grandfather died. The portrait I was working on was of him. Initially due to the sudden loss, and then after some other events I put down my knives for a little hiatus.
I have continued to take reference shots, and had the exciting opportunity to teach some young artists this summer. After lots of thinking, and let me tell you lots if thinking, I have sharpened my knives, and last week found me carving the last two plates. Although in my time if reflection, I decided to change my original plan, and use a different technique. I am glad to say the carving is done, or at least until I pull some test proofs.