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Block Prints

Printmaking is an age-old process of creating an image on a flat surface, coating it with a colored medium, and then transferring it to another surface. The step-by-step progression is tedious in order to get a desired final image.
 
For colored prints, I use the "reduction method" of cutting the block: after transferring each color, the printing surface is altered and cannot be reprinted exactly the same ever again...truly limited editions! 
 
Each piece of rice paper has ink transferred to it (once for every color) by rubbing with the back of a wooden spoon, or by being run through my old iron crank press which is also used for flowers and goat cheese. 
 
These images are inspired by rural life with gardening and all manner of 2 and 4-legged creatures. I hope you enjoy them. They are shipped rolled in a tube.



Old Lace
image size: 6 1/4" x 9" •  6 color edition of 26  • $70
This most-popular edition is disappearing fast. 

Silver Night
image size: 9" x 5 1/2"
5 color edition of 20  •  $25

Morning Watch
image size: 10 1/2" x 9 1/2"
8 color edition of 9   •   $35

Studio Gallery
image size: 4"x6"
6 color edition of 9   •  $30

Jeepers
image size: 4 7/8" x 7"
6 color edition of 13  •  $30

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