Multi-block Lino Cuts – from Artist David Witbeck

Words from David Witbeck regarding his Lino-cut.


“Color’s hard especially when you only use 3 or 4 or 5 of them. I used this motif a couple months ago as a reduction woodcut. I’m revisiting it as a multi-block Lino cut. Three blocks, I’m thinking 5 or 6 colors so some will have to cut as reductions. I have a bad habit of cutting away too much too soon. In the future I’ll try to save more black and just do one other color…a chiaroscuro print. I can handle that without overtaxing my brain. The print here is on the tracing paper that the other blocks were offset from.

Btw: if you get pre-cut Lino from Blick make sure it’s square before you start cutting. These were off 1/2 an inch in 18 inches which I didn’t notice until I set up my registration device.”

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