I started carving some new Shina Basswood on a recent trip to Northern Michigan. I couldn't ask for a more serene view looking out into the woods and lakeside.
This is my first time working with this Japanese wood and it took awhile getting used to how the material takes cuts from the gouges. I hope it will work well for this mountain scene print - inspired by a memorable trek in Nepal a few years ago. The plan for this print is 3-4 colors, which will require a couple more carved blocks.