image size: approximately 10" x 8" edition of 10 signed and numbered on the front
Stonehenge paper, hand inked with watercolors
The first of at least two pumpkin blocks in a series. The other one is Pumpkin on the Rocks, which is also available in this store.
It is enjoying its view of the calm Atlantic Ocean on a clear, bright day. Certainly, it can see the Isles of Shoals on the horizon. Maybe even parts of the north shore of Massachusetts.
The granite on which it sits is a bleached pink, speckled with minty green lichen and some grasses stoically growing in cracks.
This image will soon be joined by a second composition of a pumpkin enjoying an ocean view. You will see pictures of that next week.
The print is safe in a plastic sleeve and will be shipped with a firm backing in a USPS priority mail envelope.
This edition is limited to 10. This listing is for number 1 (labeled 1/10), which is the one pictured here.
*******So What is a White-line Woodcut Print Anyway?********
White-line woodcuts are created by carving away only the outlines of an image out of a wood block. The remaining shapes can then be individually "inked" with watercolor and pressed onto a piece of paper. The grain of the wood helps gives the image texture and character. Also, the white lines are embossed into the paper, giving it a sculptural element.
Since only one print can be made from a block at a time, the prints combine qualities of one of a kind paintings and standard relief prints.
In August of 2011, one of my white-line woodcut prints won First Prize at the 14th Annual National Small Works Exhibit at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring, MD. "Calm Day at Fort Stark" can be seen in the "Print Gallery" at www.hannahphelps.com.