That's how I feel with this "Birches" block! :)
I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed working on this particular project! It's the first edition that I've created specifically for printing on my new S.C.O.P.E. press. It's the first project where I printed all 10 prints of the edition at once. And it's the first edition that I've colored!
Oh....the COLORING!! I've been having a BLAST with the coloring! I hand colored this edition, and so far I have two colorways - the "Birches in Spring"":
And "Birches in Winter".
For the "Spring" print, I used various shades of green/chartreuse watercolor on watercolor paper, but also collaged tiny bits of real birch bark on some of the trunks! :) For the "Winter" print, I just used straight-from-the-pan blue-gray watercolor on block printing paper. I like them both, because they're so different. I attempted an "Autumn" print, but it just looked like the forest was on fire. :D
At some point, I WILL attempt a reductive print. Honest! I just have to face my fears, is all. :)
I can't wait to start my new block!! I may try a woodcut next. Stay tuned! :D