Last year - right around the holiday season - I carved a gnome print. (I guess you could say I've been going through a gnome phase ever since the Travelocity Gnome started his commercial debut.)
He was adorable and I loved that I could paint him in the holiday spirit or make him a master of the garden. But apparently my chillin' gnomie was not only pleasing to the eye but also delicious in my Woodley's stomach. (The sensitive stomach my vet says he has... Ugh.)
Of course, the digestive disaster of July 09 meant when The Hexagon organized Hexchange, a Baltimore-themed portfolio exchange for emerging printmakers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here's a sneak peek of my edition of 55:
(Now remember, that is the plate on the press so the image is in reverse.) I'm still experimenting with the coloring. I'm leaning towards using black ink and then adding green highlights for her beehive's ribbon and maybe some ruby red lips. I guess the good news is just like the previous print, I can color the happy couple any way you like!