Another mostly failed attempt to realize a full-color woodcut. The source was a water-color self portrait I painted a few years ago. The reduction print was carved from three blocks in various reductions. A ‘yellow’ block was carved and printed three times, a ‘blue’ block was carved and printed four times, and a ‘red’ block […]
“Rachel”, Nov 2003, 16 x 5 ;inches, woodblock print – 15 state reduction, graphite on Yamaguchi Hosho paper.
“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 […]
Lily: study in pink and blue
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.
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 […]
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 […]