Posted by Dave Bull at 3:48 PM, November 1, 2013 [Permalink]
Done! Here's the print with the final embossing done on the margins:
I'm pretty happy with this. It's not 'great art' by any means, but I think it is attractive and interesting, and uses the woodblock technique well, and those are the things that count for me ... I hope you agree!
Wow! That's a beautiful print. I'm looking forward to receiving mine. You say:
It's not 'great art' by any means...
but, I think you are incorrect on that point.
There's something about the aizuri style in general that resonates with me, but this one is especially nice. Right up there, I think, with this one, designed by Takahashi Shotei:
incorrect on that point ...
Marc, thanks for the positive reaction to this one. When I say 'not great art' I'm thinking about the general 'averageness' of this kind of work. It's purely decorative, I think, rather than artistic - in that it doesn't really say anything, but simply creates an impression in the viewer. I guess it all comes down to the definition of terms ...
A very nice print Dave! I particularly like the subtle interplay of light and shadow on this castle...
And I do hope that the current activities on your neighbour's land won't lead up forcing you to give up your own castle!
Got mine yesterday. Much nicer "in the hand" than "on the screen". A splendid print!
I just received my print. It's beautiful! I think it's my favorite so far.
Please, how could I get this beautiful castle print.
For someone who has "no interest in art" you always seem to show good knowledge of it.
The print actually really makes me feel a but nostalgic for making cyanotype prints. That may be in part due to the similarity of subject matter I used at the time.