“Jessica Turning”, woodblock print, 11 state reduction, graphite on Yamaguchi Hosho paper approximately 10″ x 7.5″ (chuban) completed October 21, 2003. This was my first experiment with graphite. I bought a one pound bag from Daniel Smith for about $10. Used about a teaspoon to produce these fifty-two 11″ x 8″ sheets (later trimmed to […]
“Jessica” woodcut approximately 15″ x 10″ completed September 19, 2003 while teaching a five day Japanese technique woodblock printmaking class at the wonderful Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. Printed from a single cherry plank in 19 carvings and printings on handmade paper by Yamaguchi Kazuo.
Woodblock print: Study in Pink and Blue (for Baren Forum’s NUDE CALENDAR EXCHANGE), image about 9″ x 6″, a bit smaller than chuban, water colors, completed August 26th, 2003. Twenty impressions from two reduction blocks on each of seventy sheets of Yamaguchi Hosho paper — most impressions ruined by leaky roof in studio.
Title: Sarah Reclining (bijin aizuri-e) Size: 16″ x 22″ Date: August, 2003 Medium: woodblock print (water based pigments) on washi My primary model for almost a decade, Sarah had fallen asleep while modeling for this print. To me, her relaxed posture and features were so beautiful! “Bijin” is a Japanese word which means “beautiful woman.” […]
oban reduction print from single basswood block with Prussian blue and neri-zumi (black)
This is a two-block reduction printed on 48 sheets completed April 12, 2003 after five days of carving and printing. I was unhappy with the reds in the face and arm of my previous print. I had wanted those to be very intense, vibrating against the blues of the robe. But the color never vibrated […]
“Sarah”, 2003, 15.25 x 5.124 inches, Chu-tanzaku Bijin Mitate, Moku-Hanga, color woodcut This is a four basswood block reduction in Winsor & Newton Transparent Yellow, Alizarine Crimson, Prussian Blue, & Sumi with 28 color layers with a dark mica ground. 56 sheets printed in all in three variations. This one has a dark baren-suhi ground […]
Teeny Tiny little woodcuts. Each image is four square inches in area. An out-of-character-for-me submission to the 4th Biennial International Print Competition 2003 sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. April Vollmer sent the announcement to the BarenForum in mid- December, and the miniature format intrigued me. So I bought $39 worth […]
My primary model for seven years, Sarah, with her daughter, Lily in her blue jelly flip-flops. Oban Moku-hanga three color (Prussian Blue, Quinacidrone Magenta, Sumi) reduction on three blocks in 19 block states. One basswood block and two shina plywood blocks. On Baren Mall Yamaguchi Hosho paper (very nice!). Fifty sheets printed in all. Twenty-three […]