The final images for the House of Mythical Creatures are up in the collage gallery.
Work on the balloon seller picture is complete. You can see a full-size digital version here.
The image in the gallery is a digital version that I made for Jim to use on his desktop. It mimics the effect of being printed on Arches 140 CP watercolor paper by using a colored background and an applied texture. It’s much closer to the actual printed version that I can get with a camera.
Another of the Oaxaca pictures that I’ve been working with is not so complete.
I started with this picture of the old power house in Vista Hermosa that is now the Taller de Arte Papel Oaxaca. (Art paper workshop — makers of very cool handmade papers.)
The blocking for the piece isn’t great on screen:
It prints as an even murkier mess. I think the problem is losing the detail in the shadows in the foliage. I’m going to leave well enough alone for a while and work on some other images. I like this one too much to just abandon it but I’m not making any progress for the moment.