Before and after the meeting I did a little painting and printmaking.
This morning, I painted a few cog like doodles in white over the canvas to help add pattern and texture. I used white for contrast, but this will be glazed in layers to blend out in a more subtle manner.
In the evening after the meeting, I came back and printed.
This tiny relief print was dry enough to add an additional 4th layer of color. I masked off a hand carved section of a matrix and printed it in a similar color to the timer.
This is the mask and carving.
In this photo, I am hand rubbing (with very sparkly nails!) the carved matrix with a small wooden spoon to get all the details.
Here is the print so far with the carving added.
Hand carving and printing is a slow process. I finally finished at around 12.30 Saturday night/Sunday morning. I estimate that it will take 2 to 3 days to be dry enough to print the next color layer.