I went to Gennadi Barbush's studio last night with my woodcuts and he helped my get the first few pressings. We made five or six proofs on a couple of kinds of paper and the prints came out well. We pressed two woodblocks, the first two I've tried making. The image below is on non-print quality sketch paper. The ones we made on the handmade Japanese paper are really beautiful, but too tacky to move after an hour drying.
I'm heading to Gennadi's Friday to pick up the other proofs, and will be pressing these through Christmas.
AP Madonna and Child #1