May, Carmel Meadows by Gordon Louis Mortensen

May, Carmel Meadows by Gordon Louis Mortensen

May, Carmel Meadows

Gordon Louis Mortensen

Title

May, Carmel Meadows

 
Artist
Year
2013  
Technique
reduction color woodcut, printed in 34 colors with 34 press runs. 
Image Size
12 x 18 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
29 of 75  
Annotations
pencil dated, titled, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches 88 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
GOMO174 
Price
$225.00 
Description

Gordon Mortensen commented on the process he uses: "Only one woodblock is used. On it an image is drawn in India ink. Before the first color is printed, any areas that are to remain unprinted (white or the color of the paper) are cut away from the surface of the block. Then an oil base ink is used to print the first color on all of the sheets of paper that are to be used for the edition and proofs.

After the first printing the block is again cut, removing any surface of the block that is to remain the first color in the finished print. After each subsequent color is printed, the block is cut, the process continues until the print is finished and most of the surface of the block is cut away."