Saturday, October 26, 2013
I had a lovely 2 day woodblock printing class at Mass College of Art for the last 2 Saturdays. I learned so much about the process. It was a whirlwind class but I think I have enough information to go ahead on my own with it from here. It is a fascinating process. There are so many Japanese names to remember for various things but it was fun to learn them all. I used some of my gelatin print shapes to create this piece. It was made using 3 different plates. The first plate was not carved at all. Just inked. That created the background for the piece.
Then came the inking and printing of this plate which I had carved using special woodcarving tools:
It was my teachers (Lisa Houck) idea to add the sun and I am so glad she suggested it. I think it would have been quite bare at the top without it.
She is going to be offering another class this winter on white line woodcuts but unfortunately I will be away on those dates. Hopefully she will offer it again at some point.