Bruce the pug cuts a rare sartorial dash in this fetching pink number from the house of Calvin Canine. Being pint sized he is often the subject of my niece’s off the cuff dressing up adventures. He seems to like it and will happily lounge around the house in whatever is fresh off the catwalk.
This work is done using the suicide method of block printing. For this you produce a multi-coloured print using the same block, by progressively cutting away each colour. You end up totally destroying the block, so there’s little room for error and there’s no chance of ever doing a reprinted edition.
I printed wet on wet to get a slightly ‘fizzy’ surface texture and to encourage some colour mixing.
Oil pigment on Zercoll paper.