Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sleeping with Fishes

In support of my May solo exhibition at Five15 Arts Gallery, I am undertaking to do 8 4-5 color reduction relief prints in less than 3 weeks. (8.5' x 7".) I started actual printing of the first two prints Monday.  I finished Friday.  I have to say I am having so much fun.  I love carving.  And seeing the next color printed. 
Drawings and color separations
I have completed detailed line drawings from which I made color separations.

I am using Gomuban instead of linoleum and have cut all the plates to the same size so I can use a jig to hold them in place. I use a 7-layered masking tape bumper to hold the paper in place.
 
First plate, color one



First plate, color one

2nd plate, color one

After printing, I use transfer paper to draw on the plate what needs to be cut away from the color just printed.


Plate 1, color 2
Plate 1 color3
Plate 1, final



Plate 2, color 2

Plate 2, color 3
Plate 2, final

3 comments:

  1. These are great, Wendy! I can't wait to see the others. It's an ambitious schedule, but you're such a good planner than I'm sure it's completely doable. For me? Not so much.

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    1. I think about you all the time now. When I change something from the "plan" and printing light over dark...you are my reduction hero!

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