This is my first ever woodcut, a little blue wren, sitting on an old fence post singing his heart out in the morning sun. There was a family of blue wrens that lived on our property and spent the day ruffling through the gardens looking for tasty treats to eat. They would come and watch you garden and sing and cheep away, such lovely companions.
This is the last print I did for my first relief printing class and it was a two colour wood cut. This time instead of reduction we did a two plate print. Again we had no choice in the second colour so not the colour I would have chosen. But I see this as a draft for the second lot of prints that I am currently working on. A short series of the birds that used to visit us on the property I used to live on in Castlemaine.
I enjoyed using the wood and really liked how the texture worked on the stump. Lots to think about in how to use the grain of the wood in future work. The wood also smells better than the lino.