Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Annie Fitt - a little introduction to my work

All these images are cut from Daniel Smith's Safety-Kut and printed with D. Smith's water-based relief ink on handmade paper (mostly Tibetan Lohkta). I have cropped away the borders to cut down on file size.
bookplate.jpg This is a bookplate I did for myself showing two of my most important interests. Books and Whippets are not always a happy mix!
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"Middlewhite" from a series of farm animals I have been working on.

"Maymont Goat"

"My Little Black Hen"

"Leicester Longwool" from my Sheep series.


  1. Annie! Thank you so much for letting me know that your work was on display. I am knocked out! Absolutely beautiful! I've dabbled a bit in this kind of work, so have some idea of just how talented you are. Your goat is amazing. You have caught such character in each of your farm animal works.
    Thank you again, and keep on creating!

  2. Awesome!
    With Safety Cut? Those white rubber blocks? What tools did you carve with and what type of ink?

  3. Annie F! These are dynamite! I love the pig and the sheep equally for different reasons. I love the pig because you so captured that strange messy wiry hair that they have that makes them almost scary. And I love the sheep because I once had a dream that I was standing in the middle of a flock of sheep and they all looked just like this one. And I love whippets, too, so you've made my morning by posting these.
    - The Other Annie

  4. Yep, Safety-Kut is those white rubber blocks. I get them from Daniel Smith. I've tried other brands (like Speedball) but they are too soft and I can't get the control or the fine lines. I use a soft pencil to draw on the plate, then go over it with a sharpie when I like the image. You can erase the pencil to a certain extent. It's important to use a softish pencil because the rubber will mar if the pencil is too hard.
    I mostly use a 1/8" V-tool woodcutting knife to carve. The safety-kut does dull the knives pretty fast and then they tear it rather than cut so I've found it is important to sharpen often (which is NOT my favorite part of printmaking...).
    I print with the Daniel Smith Water-Soluble ink. I've tried other brands but get the richest results from the DS. I particularly like the pthalo blue.
    I have some ideas for some reduction prints from the safety-kut. Mmmmm, get to play with color!

  5. Annie,
    That's one mighty snappy ex libris image. Lovely!
    I'm also quite fond of your black hen.