Broadmoor by Gordon Louis Mortensen

Broadmoor by Gordon Louis Mortensen

Broadmoor

Gordon Louis Mortensen

Title

Broadmoor

 
Artist
Year
2013  
Technique
reduction color woodcut printed in 27 colors 
Image Size
17 1/4 x 24" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
30 of 70  
Annotations
pencil dated, titled, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Arches 88 wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
GOMO182 
Price
$350.00 
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."