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Reduction Print – April 16, 2016 -Ripley, Ohio

This video shows a little bit of what goes on during the 2 weeks it took to make this reduction woodcut of a river village (Ripley, OH) on the Ohio River.

My background as an artist is in many mediums, but primarily painting. This project is part of an experiment to see if I can print similar to the way I paint.

Because the block is destroyed as part of the printing process, there is only a very limited edition of 12 available.

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I started a new woodcut today

carving reduction woodcut print

we are having good weather today, so I took my table outside, and started a new woodcut.

I’m also taking advantage of the sun by converting my van into a solar powered drying rack.

reduction woodcuts drying in the dashboard of a van

these multi colored reduction woodcuts can take a few weeks to go from beginning to finish. There is a lot of waiting time because I am using oil based inks. My strategy is to work on a group of prints at once. that way I always have something to do!

stay tuned, more prints soon!

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Make A Zine Meet Up – Brooksville, KY – LUCK

artZineCover brooksville Kentucky

March 26, 2018 was our  Lucky 7th monthly Art Zine in Brooksville, KY. Our theme was – LUCK. Here are the pages. Click any of the images (or right here)to see the whole album (including all our hand painted covers).

If you’d like to download and print your own copy of our zine, a printable PDF of the zine here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtHTtTOFjtUTpAXO4oRsmRZQrPK6

thanks everyone for participating! Our next ArtZine will be April 23 at the Barn in Rabbit Hash, KY.

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March ArtZine Linocut – Count Your Blessings

Count your Blessings New Linocut

Every month, I visit a different small town and invite everyone to meet up and make an art maga(zine). Our theme for March’s ‘zine’ is LUCK. (We are meeting on March 26 In Brooksville, KY – come join us!)For my entry, i designed/carved/printed this linocut.

It seems like whenever I think about the things I DONT have in my life, i feel like an unlucky person. BUT – if I think about the things I DO have, I realize how lucky I am! That idea was the inspiration for this month’s linocut.

The image is 8×5″ and printed on an 11×14″ cotton paper. I made a few extras to sell for $35- not only do you get a beautiful handmade linocut, but you are also helping support my other art projects. For over 10 years, all of my income has come from art making, and your support. thank you for making it possible!

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Block Print Animations

cover photo with 2 chickens

I’m trying to get better at reduction block printing…a technique for making multi-colored prints, using one block. It forces me to think a little bit different about how I design and carve…which is good, but sometimes a little frustrating.

animation of a linocut printmaking hen

I’m also learning to make animations. I thought it would be cool to give motion to some of my most recent reduction block prints.

animation of a printmaking linocut rooster

I really love mixing old with new technologies. What do you think?

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Maysville Third Street – New Linocut

I live in a charming little river town-Maysville, Kentucky. It’s on the Ohio River-we have the river, bridge, and lots of historic buildings. That’s a lot of picture-perfect scenery to squeeze into my latest block print.
The print is a limited edition (im only printing 16). The  image is 4 1/2″x12″ on a sheet of 10×16″ cotton paper. If you’d like to have one for your collection, I am selling them for $60 unframed or $120 framed. I’ll pay the shipping to anywhere in the USA.

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Cincinnati’s Music Hall – New Linocut!

I love Cincinnati and Music, so it was a matter of time before I got around to carving/printing Cincinnati’s recently renovated Music Hall. Like many Cincinnatians, I made wonderful memories in this building, and hope to have many more.

The print is a limited edition (im only printing 16). The  image is 4 1/2″x12″ on a sheet of 10×16″ cotton paper. If you’d like to have one for your collection, I am selling them for $60 unframed. I’ll pay the shipping to anywhere in the USA.