My plate needs a little fine tuning before it will be ready for proofing.
It must have ben the endog sticks that gave me strength to last this long.
The only problem besides the time factor, is that the paper that is to be used by all participants for Print Parade #2 has not arrived. Hence I continued to complete other unfinished business.
By this time, more artists frequent the workshop and take turns to use the press to create their printing poofs.
I love being in this studio where everyone takes pride in their work and are really serious about it. It was also really nice to see that everyone was enthusiastic about helping each other with giving advise and support.
Tape and Rully were very patient and did one-on-one guidance into the wee hours of the night for some artists who were unsure with the intaglio and alugraphy techniques.
It was a joy to witness everyone present in the workshop would take a moment from their inking/drawing/sanding of plates, in anticipation for the reveal of a print that someone was working on at the press bed, and later continue to give input on the print produced, as if surgeons on a delicate operation table, and then cheer each other on with each preceding print produced.
I continued to mix inks for more unfinished business before I called it a day.