Karen is still working on the original Romeo & Juliet prints.
Color number 11 is the lowest part of the sky. I used a stencil to ink this. The layers of blue are getting quite thick, and I thought it would be best to selectively ink.
Next up is a lot of carving and some vivid blue. I will enjoy the next color the most because it will add definition to those parts that lack detail, and will also complete those places that are undone. But, I have to take a break in spite of my eagerness to to press on. Design projects demand my attention.
“It’s a family affair.”
Best line of the day was The Friar preparing to rehearse the removal of Juliet from her pantomimed death bed.:
“Does the bed have bed curtains… or did Sophia take them away already?” (see A Christmas Carol)
The Copperplate Artist is working a series of blues for her Romeo & Juliet print. A few more colors and much more carving and printing before they are completed.
Nathan and Evelyn!
Crafty Hard Hearts performing “Don’t Think, Just Do“:
Not sure how useful this is, but have a look:
Teachers- Is Romeo and Juliet on your curriculum?
Today we have launched our new interactive microsite focusing on Shakespeare’s tragic tale of teenage love. Created to accompany the Globe Education production Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank the fun and informative site can be used as a teaching aid by teachers and students across the world.
See the site now: Playing Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet original artwork sketch! Next step is carving and printing the final artwork.
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear—
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows,
As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.
– Act 1, Scene 5
Follow the progress from Sketch to Fine Art Print HERE