Harriet at the Piano

by okayart

"Harriet at the Piano" Linocut, 4" x 6"  2013

“Harriet at the Piano” Linocut, 4″ x 6″ 2013

This, for those of you who do not know, is my sister, Harriet, practicing the piano.  She agreed to sit for me, rather reluctantly, on Sunday.  I knew I wouldn’t have much time, so I sketched directly on one of my handy linoleum blocks, and was done within a half hour.  Then I spent about two hours cutting the block.  After my family was done using the kitchen table for dinner, I took over the space and hand printed an AP the old fashioned way (rubbing the paper firmly with the back of a spoon).  Concept to finished print time: 5 hours.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon!