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Vertical It Is

I spent about 8 hours working on the image today, and I have some really great textures on the top of the needle. It looks almost like it was painted with a pallet knife. So, I think I'm going to go with the vertical piece, since the image of the needle is almost twice as large, and really shows off the textures to a better advantage.

I've been frustrated recently that people at the market walk past, and think that I'm selling photographs, not silk screen prints that are unique works of art. So, I think I need to abstract the images more than I have with the first 4 prints that I've made. I think this image of the Needle is definitely going in the right direction. I believe part of the problem is that my thinking is stuck on the notion that more resolution and definition is better - but that's what's leading to the images looking so photographic. I think I'll lower the resolution on this and see what kind of results I get.

Now I start the long process of color separating, trapping, and creating the individual screens for this project. Hopefully I can start printing before the new year.