Woodcut & watercolor: Artemis

This sequence follows some of the inking & printing process for a woodcut or woodblock print.

Frame 1 shows my block of pine, with a relief carving of a woman’s face, being inked with a brayer.

Frame 2 was shot on the press bed in the print lab – I’m pulling the print off the inked block after running it through the press.

Frame 3 shows the fresh print on the left, next to the wood block on the right (note the image prints in reverse).

Frame 4 is the print with watercolor washes added. Each one is different, based on whim and mood while painting the print.

Frame 5 shows a different color scheme on another print in this edition, framed against a yellow wall.

The image is my contemporary vision of Artemis, or Diana, the Greek Goddess of the hunt, wild animals, the wilderness and the moon. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister to Apollo.

3 Responses to Woodcut & watercolor: Artemis

  1. Diahn 12/25/2005 at 11:58 am #

    I like it, Belinda! I especially like that you do works in progress – it’s great to see your work!

  2. hfm 12/22/2005 at 9:06 am #

    I like to learn and here I learn a lot.

    Have a Merry Christmas and I wish you the best for 2006

  3. Karen Winters 12/20/2005 at 10:22 am #

    Oooh, I just love your step by steps. And what a beautiful outcome. Is the ink waterproof so that it doesn’t run when it is painted with the watercolor? I have always wondered about that.

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