Thursday, May 29, 2008

A WOODblock Print!

The ancestrial carving tools arrived last weekend and here they are! They belonged to my husband's Great Aunt Fan, who lived at Washington Square in New York City next door to Edward Hopper. She summered in Port Clyde, Maine, in a shore-front cottage she named "Christmas Tree." Aunt Fan once wrote a letter to Albert Payson Terhune, author of Lad, A Dog, to ask what kind of dog would best suit her lifestyle. He recommended a Scottie and she took his advice. I think Aunt Fan did relief carving and chip carving with these tools. I don't think she did any woodblock prints, but look what I've done with them!

Canadian Goose
4" x 6" Woodcut

This goose came to dinner one night at the Irandar, a 40' wooden trawler that belongs to our friend Irving. We go cruising in British Columbia with Irving on his lovely boat each summer for ten days. Irving is a fabulous chef, but the goose and her gaggle of friends were quite happy with a box of Cheerios. Here's Irandar anchored in Frances Bay, Desolation Sound. Irving is filming the skyline from the stern.

1 comment:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Leslie!
Your woodblock prints are amazing! I love them!
:) Melissa