I’m cutting away the 7th color (2 colors to go!) for a reduction block print. the different textures and patterns of the block are really interesting at this point… a work of art in itself… so I took this picture to share
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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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.
I really love mixing old with new technologies. What do you think?
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.
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.
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati or by appointment.