|Rabbit Meadow 4x4 Reduction Linocut (4 color)|
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)|
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