Relief Prints

Lino-cuts and Woodblock print (All art work is shipped matted with no frame. Sizes are approximate. S/H extra.)
Relief  Prints are made by carving away areas of a block (linoleum or wood) to form a desired art image.  After inking the raised portion, the artist uses a baren to rub paper that has been placed on the inked block.

Both white-line and reduction prints included here are interpretations and variations of traditional print-making processes, which allow for more than one color to be added to the print. White-line prints were introduced c. 1915 by a group of women (The Provincetown Printers), who wanted to use a single block to produce multi-color prints, similar to the colorful multi-block Japanese woodblock prints that had become so popular. Once the outline is carved, each color is added separately before printing. This is a uniquely American printmaking process. Reduction prints are also multi-colored prints created from one block. To preserve each color as it is overprinted with subsequent colors, areas of the block are carved away before a new color is added. The result is a completely destroyed printing block and a beautiful, multi-colored hand-printed art image. Both techniques require careful registration to print each new color on top of the previously printed papers. Unlike intaglio prints, these relief prints can be printed by hand without a press.  My prints are modern interpretations of these technique using non-toxic ink.


Burano lino print with block
Burano lino print with block

Catlett: Tree of Life print  lino-cut
Catlett: Tree of Life print lino-cut
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*Tree of Life Print 1 lino-cut
*Tree of Life Print 1 lino-cut
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Catlett Series: Turn, Turn, Turn
Catlett Series: Turn, Turn, Turn
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Catlett Series: "There's Always One"
Catlett Series: "There's Always One"
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Catlett Series: Hiding in Plain sight
Catlett Series: Hiding in Plain sight
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*Fish linocut
*Fish linocut
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Mid winter
Mid winter
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Winter Pine
Winter Pine


Winter Bare Trees
Winter Bare Trees


Tuscan Farm
Tuscan Farm
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Bridge of Sighs, Venice
Bridge of Sighs, Venice


Colosseum blue/black
Colosseum blue/black


Duomo, Florence (light sky)
Duomo, Florence (light sky)
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Duomo, Florence (dark sky)
Duomo, Florence (dark sky)
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Off the Canal (Venice)
Off the Canal (Venice)


Ponte Vecchio lino cut
Ponte Vecchio lino cut
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Ponte Vecchio (dark sky) linocut
Ponte Vecchio (dark sky) linocut
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Siena Rooftops lino
Siena Rooftops lino
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Soccer game, Italy
Soccer game, Italy
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Camellias
Camellias
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Resting Sail  boat  16x20
Resting Sail boat 16x20
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School's Out, Lino-cut
School's Out, Lino-cut
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*Boats by the Bay, white-line linocut
*Boats by the Bay, white-line linocut
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Mabry Mill white line print
Mabry Mill white line print
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*Gorgeous Gourds. lino-cut, reduction (Limited edition of 8)
*Gorgeous Gourds. lino-cut, reduction (Limited edition of 8)
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Sunflowers 6-color reduction print. (sold)
Sunflowers 6-color reduction print. (sold)
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Ponte Vecchio Linocut (sold)
Ponte Vecchio Linocut (sold)
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The Reading Chair SOLD
The Reading Chair SOLD

Magnolia, reduction linocut (variable edition of 5/ 2 available)(sold)
Magnolia, reduction linocut (variable edition of 5/ 2 available)(sold)
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