Tutorial videos for both watercolor and printmaking are posted on my youtube channel. I’ve enjoyed sharing photos of experiments in printmaking, painting and mixed media drawing on this blog for a decade, and I’ll continue to do this, but it’s time to add moving images! Step by step progress is much more detailed, as are the methods, art supplies and the progression.
Inspired to Try it
Moving images are suited for a visual audience. If you want to try printmaking, but aren’t sure how to embark on a new creative adventure, visit my channel. The video of this four-color reduction linocut – Rabbit Meadow – printed without a press can be seen here.
Printing the last color – a semi transparent blue-black
Printing the third color – very transparent neutral gray
Just one color on the left (and a faint ink stain from the drawing
on the block) and on the right – after printing the second color –
a very transparent yellow ochre (Akua)
Wire closet shelf & clothes pins drying rack; the 1st color
First color of Rabbit Meadow linocut (in a cardboard registration jig)
The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.
Stephen King – Different Seasons