Saturday, January 22, 2011
Goat Gotta Itch!
I took my Monday, vacation day, last week from school while it was also a rainy day and worked on a new print. This is it. "Goat Gotta Itch!"
Several weeks ago I visited a friend that has about 15 goats in her back 40, and took some pictures. This print was based on a photo I took of a goat using his horn to itch his leg. I've seen this sort of action many times when visiting goats and thought it would be a good representation of what goats do?
For this print I decided to challenge myself and do another reduction print. It has been about 2 years since I attempted a sunset over water reduction print, so this is only my second attempt. I actually also used wood, so that was another added challenge. All of my previous prints have been Linoleum.
This is a 3 color print, green, brown, and black. 4 colors if you count the white of the paper. I started out with 15 copies and ended up with 8 that were halfway decent. It is not easy to get the registration accurate with minimal equipment. The size of this print is 4 1/2x 6 1/4". Hope you enjoyed it. And if you would like a real copy of it. Drop me a line!