Praise: Lots of wood energy in this.
I don't know exactly what 'wood energy' means (I
can guess) but I loved your comment! Thank you very much
Praise: What can I say, Horacio? Your prints are truthful comments
on the state of the human race. This poor man is getting whipped
around- but he looks like he's not sure whether he is frightened or
Good point, I think he is frightened AND enjoying
I think I will have to send you a photo for a portrait of the true
me. Although, I'm not sure I would like what it would look like! :-)
Suggestions: Just keep printing!
Once more Wanda, thank you very much for your
always positive comments about my work.
Praise: As amazing as your stuff is on my screen, to have one in
my hands was even more so. All I can really say is wow. I love the
flow of the residual lines from carving.
I am very happy with your opinion, Pete. Thank
Comments: The characters look very Brazilian. Very interesting
Really? I like to know that.
Praise: An interesting image, though perhaps a bit unsettling
(which I mean in the best sense of the word, as in forcing the viewer
to question what is before them).
Thank you for your useful and nice comment.
Suggestions: I don't understand why you decided to print this
image on glassine. A 'real' paper would have suited the print much
James, you are absolutely right. I am convinced
that I have a lot to learn about papers and printing. I am already
researching better papers to use in my prints. That is an significant
benefit/advantage of the exchanges! Considering the way I work (oil
ink, hand printing with a wooden spoon) can you suggest any
particular paper? Thank you again.
Praise: One of my very favorite prints in this portfolio, Horacio.
Thank you, Cathie.
Suggestions: Would love some comments from the artist about the
I think my prints depict my state of humor/mood;
Usually I don't make a previous design of the print, sometimes only a
rough sketch. I draw directly on the block (with pencil for wood and
ballpoint pen for linoleum). In many cases I erase a lot (with
alcohol when using linoleum) and frequently the final drawing is
quite different from the beginning one.
Comments: Fantastic composition / drawing. Intriguing content.
Very well executed technically.
Thank you very much for your opinion and comments.
They made me happy.
Praise: Wonderful variety of knife strokes and texture, how black
and white lines move into each other, how much movement and
excitement there is in it. I also like the movement from the head in
the foreground to the woman in midground; very effective.
Greg, your opinion made me happy.
Suggestions: I think the skin textures are too similar to the
background, I want more contrast, to read the solid as different than
the background (although I wouldnt want it to be a pure white
I agree with you, the background should be more
Comments: I am interested to know why you have printed this on
such thin paper-- is there a technical reason?
Considering the way I work (hand printing with
wooden spoon), I need a very thin and smooth paper that get stick
/glued on the block by the oil ink. I tried many papers but the only
one that resulted in a good impression was that very cheap paper,
that I recognize do not suit my work. This experience with exchanges
led me to the conclusion that I have a lot to learn about papers. So
I decided to find better papers. Can you suggest any? Thank you very
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