Monday, May 18, 2009

Flamingo



A friend of mine let me use some of her photos of flamingos that she took while in Phoenix. These are relief prints using a soft block material and water soluble printmaking inks. My apologies to the individual bird as I do kind of put my own "stamp" on the work I do--heh. I printed a few (black ink) which I mean for framing, and the colored ones will be sold as cards in my shop at LibertyTown.

9 comments:

Jo Horswill said...

That's what I love about these prints "your own stamp" :) and not a trace of pink to be seen :)
I like soft block...it's been awhile since I carved any...Hmmm you have me interested!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Gotta love that bird Elizabeth! Good composition too. Sure wish I was just around the corner, I'd love to stop by Liberty Town!

Nicole Leigh said...

Love these birds, very cool Elizabeth!!

Kathy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I love your carved flamingo. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for following my blog and I hope we can exchange ideas in the future. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Jean Spitzer said...

Is soft block like the potato stamps that we made in school? Lovely lines, peaceful feeling.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

These are great! Love to see your personal stamp on these! :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Jo and Nicole!

Saundra, wouldn't that be fun to be close enough to drop in on each other and work together?

Kathy, the feeling is mutual!

Jean--what I call soft block is like a big eraser, but meant especially for printmaking. It is really easy to carve, and can hold pretty fine lines.

Thanks so much Kathleen!

You guys are awesome. Thanks for your comments.

Cathyann said...

I lke them!Actually, I like all your work that I saw at Liberty.. love those soft blocks for printing...I may get distracted from my oil painting and do one again.

Connie said...

Wow! These are great! Beautiful lines and design!