3/21/14

Reduction Linocut: Rabbit Meadow (4 color) #printmaking #reliefprint

Rabbit Meadow  4x4 Reduction Linocut (4 color)
Rabbit Meadow is available in my Etsy shop.
Process photos begin at the bottom of this post.
About 4 months ago, I started a youtube channel to share video-snippets of art process in my studio. I've enjoyed sharing photos of experiments in printmaking, painting and mixed media drawing on this blog for the past 9 years, and I'll continue to do this, but it's even more fun to share the moving images! Step by step progress is much more detailed, as are the methods, art supplies and the progression.

Moving images are suited for sharing to a visual audience, and to a group who likely wants to try the same process, but may not be sure how to embark on a new creative adventure.  Thanks to everyone who has already stopped by to watch the first six videos, and subscribe to the 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)

Click here to see the video of this reduction linocut in process (Two Days reduced to 5 minutes)
Art Quote:
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

3 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Your Youtube video popped up on my subscription favorites list this morning. Your most professionally made to date. Thanks for showing the printing with the spoon, egg, etc.! :) Great info. Very fast - a lot there. There will be a lot of stops, pauses, and backing up when I am finally ready to try this. Thank you!! I've truly enjoyed following your videos.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Hi Dan, Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your encouragement. It'll take me awhile to work the kinks out of this video stuff, especially talking in front of the camera and editing, but I'll wrestle it till I get it. When you do try a linocut, send me any questions you have along the way. :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

I thought I'd said that I love this,but I think I get confused with Facebook. I do love it. I love the mystery and magic feel of it.

XOXOXOXO Barbara