Printing

Linoleum print

Linoleum print

The Saturday after my NY visit, I took a monoprint class, something I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of years. The class was a small group and met in the home studio of one of the students. Junanne Peck introduced us to linoleum prints and monotype. I still don’t understand the difference between monoprint and monotype. Maybe it will make sense someday. And no, I don’t know how I got the texture in the print. Just the vagaries of ????

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire

The picture at the top is of one of my prints, which is based on Prairie Fire. I had to think of this as I do my ikat pieces. I printed the paper yellow with the block before I carved the design. Then I took the block and carved my drawing in it. After applying orange ink, I took the same yellow print and printed again with the new carved block. you can see where the edges don’t line up. You can see the ikat piece on the left. My other linoleum print is below. I had a drawing of a spiral made with lines. This one is my first print, and I didn’t think it out very carefully before starting, so the whole thing kind of looks like a flower.

Spiral-print

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