Following directly from where our post of May 20 left off, here are additional progress views of the linocut that has been consuming a great deal of my time and energy of late.
After transferring the basic outlines of the lace collar onto the block, the remaining details were hand-drawn in white acrylic paint.
Along the way, my protagonist has lost her set of drop earrings; they have been replaced by loose tendrils of hair. A further addition is the rose tattoo on her neck, apparently extending from the centre stem in her collar. Once the work has been editioned, the rose will be hand-coloured in red.
In the last photo, carving of the intricate lace pattern has just begun.