April, Carmel Meadows by Gordon Louis Mortensen

April, Carmel Meadows by Gordon Louis Mortensen

April, Carmel Meadows

Gordon Louis Mortensen

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Title

April, Carmel Meadows

 
Artist
Year
2001  
Technique
color reduction woodcut printed in 45 colors with 31 press runs 
Image Size
10 x 8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
6 of 120  
Annotations
titled and dated in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches 88 wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
GOMO314 
Price
$350.00 
Description

In his color woodcut April, Carmel Meadows, Mortensen provides a long sweeping view of the wildflower bejeweled Carmel Meadows. The distinctive rock formation marks the trailhead for Carmel Meadows. Brilliant orange California poppies and magenta ice plant offer dazzling displays in April and May along the Carmel coastline.

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."

 
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