The Process

Printing Crested Butte Cabin

Printing Crested Butte Cabin

The Christmas Card for 2019 involved six different color runs. The first two colors runs of gray established the form of the image.  The next two color runs of a cerulean blue and ochre develop the strong colors of the image. Printing the ochre over the cerulean blue created a green where the colors overlap since I am using a transparent base in the colors.  The last two color runs printed were a burnt sienna and a warm black. The sienna is a nice accent to the building. It is always exciting and rewarding printing the final black as it seems to...

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Building layers of color

Building layers of color

On the serigraph print "Sullen River Gorge", the image was developed over five different color runs or layers. The first two color runs developed the value shapes using blue grays. The third color run of an burnt sienna as an accent color looks out of place until the forth color run of green is added. It is not until the black color run is printed that the image pulls together.    

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"Blue Spruce" Woodblock

process woodblock

"Blue Spruce" Woodblock

The inspiration for the woodblock was a small watercolor sketch of a Blue Spruce growing behind our cabin. I loved the sense of the steep hillside behind cloaked in lodgepole pines.     The series of photos shows the progression of the woodblock from the watercolor sketch to the final with nine color runs. At this point, I decided I loved the original concept but that the current image just wasn't getting there.  So, I redrew the image enlarging it to the 16x7" size. I added some snow behind the spruce and changed the position of the stump in the foreground. I...

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