Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Reduction Print

Here's "Storm," another of the prints in the Land on Paper show, also a reduction woodcut. This one's bigger, 6" x 8". There are five layers of oil-based ink, starting with the lightest yellow and finishing with the darkest gray. One thing I didn't anticipate was the way the previous layers sometimes showed through, but I ended up liking it.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New news

This little print, "Starry Night," about 2.5" x 2.5," is in a show at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, VT, called "Land on Paper." It's a reduction woodcut, which means that part of the image is cut away after each color is printed, leaving almost nothing on the block at the end. Fun and a bit dangerous! The edition of a reduction woodcut is always limited; this one has ten, two of which have sold. Two other prints are in this show; I'll post them soon. Almost forgot to tell you: the "stars" were made by pushing a Philips-head screwdriver into the wood to different depths.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

First News

Hi, family, friends and generic bloggers! I've been writing the Generic News off and on for years and have decided that a blog is the best way to do this, now that it's the 21st century (OK, I'm 7 years behind!). I'll be posting a bit of news that's mostly related to art, plus some pics of paintings and prints. Enjoy!
"Fair Warning," woodcut with rainbow roll.