linocut portrait commission

Recently I was asked to create a portrait especially for a buyer of my prints based in Oregon in the US. She wanted me to design a black and white linocut that communicated the idea of inner peace, and having a restful soul. The portrait is based on photographs she sent me of herself so I could get a rough likeness. I've never done a portrait commission before so this was a great challenge - the other great part is how large she wanted it to be - 18 x 24 inches, potentially the largest print I've ever made.

We agreed to the print being an edition of 10 (making it more affordable for her as I wouldn't be carving the block for the sake of just one print).