Woodcut and Linocut

Artemis (Diana) 12×11 Woodcut with Watercolor Available – in my Etsy Shop I purchased Shane Weller’s book (Dover Publications) on German Expressionist Woodcuts in the mid-90’s, and it’s been an excellent source of inspiration when I feel pulled to make something impactful, unfussy – and most important to me – different from the style & …

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Making a Linocut Print The first time I made a linocut, I carved all of my drawn lines off the plate, resulting in a dark background (I used black ink) and a white-line print. It wasn’t awful, but it also wasn’t the linocut print I had in mind. I carved the next block with the …

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Coming or Going 2 x 4 linocut with watercolor on arches paper Available in my Etsy Shop.Now that preparation for the fund raising exhibit is completed, (Art for the Animals is opened [see photos below], and the show runs till May), it’s time to swing attention in the studio toward the next show – 6 …

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Pippins & Braeburns  5×3 Linocut with Watercolor Available in my Etsy Shop I’ve just returned from a trip to see family; I spent a week with my daughter and grandkids (see below) while my son-in-law was away on business. Extra hands with two little ones can be a helpful thing. My heart-cells are re-charged with …

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Dualities 4×7.5 Linocut with colored pencil  Sold Available in my Etsy shop. This linocut – Dualities – was an experiment in two parts; I printed white ink on a black background to reverse my usual carving approach & I wanted to see if white ink would be a fun base for layering colored pencils. Usually, …

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Together 5×4 Linocut painted with watercolor Available in my Etsy Shop.   My grandparents met and fell in love in a Connecticut textile mill as teenagers. They were married just shy of 75 years, and they still held hands, patted the empty seat next to them to beckon the other to come sit close, and …

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Grange 4 x 3 Woodcut with watercolor & Colored Pencil SoldAnother teeny little relief print (available in my Etsy shop), based on a snapshot from an airplane window, while coming in for a landing.  I grew up in rural Connecticut, and pastoral scenes of modest houses surrounded by farms and trees and horizon are nostalgic …

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Inspired by a Stranger This linocut is not part of the series I’m working on (process shots are below), but a subscriber asked if I had a Frida Kahlo linocut framed and available, and here it is. This little linocut portrait was inspired, carved and painted because of my admiration for the lovely Frida. I’ve been …

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This is the third is a series (you can see the first and second prints) of linocuts depicting my family, primarily from vintage photos, with creative license in the form of imagined animals and a variety of environments added to the imagery. The linocut above – Tweet – was from a wonderful old photo of …

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Chinook (Salmon) 4×6 Linocut with Watercolor Available in my Etsy Shop. I have a *series* of quirky, fun linocuts under way. The first one was called Stag, a few posts back, and it features my paternal grandfather, and avid hunter of deer, pheasant and rabbit, with a buck standing behind him. This image – Chinook, …

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Avocado Still Life 7×5 Woodcut & Watercolor SoldA long time ago, in cold and frosty New England, I stuck push pins in an avocado pit and suspended the bald tip in a glass of water. Much to my delight, it sprouted, and I had a baby avocado plant growing on my desk, next to potted african violets, …

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Stag 5×4 linocut & watercolor I love family history and genealogy, and one of the benefits of my affinity is that I’ve become the repository for old family photos that no one wants.  I use them in my art pretty frequently, because they’re meaningful to me. I also think they’re beautiful – and familiar; facial …

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Thistle 4.25×6 Linocut printed on Arches Cover paper, with Akua Mars Black ink and painted with Watercolor  After working larger these past few weeks, I wanted the satisfaction of starting and finishing something in one day, so I carved this little linocut (process shots begin at the bottom of this post). I find carving very …

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Josephine 4.25 x 3.5 Woodcut with Watercolor Available on Etsy. This woodcut was chosen for the Georgetown, Texas Arts & Culture program Current: Banner Project. Josephine (above) is one of fifty four banners on display in downtown Georgetown. The project was created and produced by Nick Ramos of Graphismo, and will be on display till November …

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At the Shore 4×4 Woodcut with Watercolor & Colored Pencil SoldAvailable – framed – for sale on Etsy. A small block of Shina wood from McClain’s Printmaking supplies, with a drawing done with a sharpie marker, being carved with Flexcut knives. A test print to see what else needs to be cut away from the block. …

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Vintage Style Figurative Woodcut – Communion 6×4Available matted & framed on Etsy.I’ve posted this woodcut before – printed in black ink, and this version was rolled with blue ink – leftover from a fellow printmaker’s ink-pile. The reference for it was a tiny, old photo from the 40’s – of my mother’s first communion at …

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Lily 8×6 Woodcut (#6/25) with watercolor & colored pencil Sold I’ve posted the process shots on this woodcut before, but here’s a newly painted print, so let’s review. (Start at the bottom photo.) Hanging prints to dry (printed on a variety of papers) as they’re being printed. Checking the print and the block to see …

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Corona 2 x 3 Linocut & WatercolorThis petite linocut based on the likeness of Frida Kahlo will be exhibited for sale – along with four watercolors below – October 3rd at the Ryman Affair of the Art 20th Anniversary fund raising event. The Ryman Arts program gives selected teens an opportunity to practice studio arts …

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