GARDEN | COLOR WOODCUT PRINT, 2012.
18" x 24" Color Woodcut Print on Ivory Somerset Paper
Limited Edition of 200 | Valerie Lueth + Paul Roden, 2011.
Small animals are tucked into the "GARDEN" plants, like the grass snake above.
Two bright yellow butterflies hover above the hollyhock flowers below.
The "GARDEN" image is abundant with intertwining patterns & textures, with color that is uplifting & cheerful!
MAKING THE "GARDEN" WOODCUT
The "GARDEN" woodcut began as the drawing above and grew to become an 18" x 24" color, 5 block print!
An additional drawing on a 2nd key block details the grassy area surrounding the 'GARDEN'.
The 2nd key for the "GARDEN" woodcut pictured in progress above, and carved out & ready to print below!
THE "GARDEN" COLOR WOODBLOCKS
In addition to the 2 keys that print the detail of the "GARDEN" image, we made 3 color blocks.
We transferred the image of both keys to each color block by printing images to paper & then back onto wood.
You can see the many layers of our drawing and carving in these images of the color blocks in progress.
THE "GARDEN" WOODCUT
All 5 blocks print together to build the final "GARDEN" image in thin layers of woodblock color.