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THE MOON | COLOR WOODCUT PRINT, 2012.


THE MOON Woodcut Print Woodblock Print by Tugboat Printshop

THE MOON Woodcut Print Woodblock Print by Tugboat Printshop (detail)

"THE MOON"
35.5" x 30.5" Woodcut Print on White BFK Paper
Paul Roden + Valerie Lueth, 2012.


LIMITED EDITION OF 200 PRINTS--SOLD OUT.


NOTE: The 200 copies we hand printed for this editioned print are now SOLD OUT, but we have a handful of quality Artist Proof copies left for sale that are titled + signed up as well. (They just have AP in the bottom left corner instead of a number). Limited quantity, now available for purchase below.

$550.00




THE MOON Print framed in natural walnut by Tugboat Printshop

The Moon Woodcut Print framed in Natural Walnut


NOTEABLE GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES ON "THE MOON" WOODCUT


THE MOON Woodcut Print Map Woodblock Print Map by Tugboat Printshop


DRAWING & CARVING "THE MOON" WOODCUT

First, we made a drawing of just the moon on a block of 3/4" birch plywood in black pen. The size of the block is approx 36" x 32". Then, we carved out the drawing in low relief with hand-held chisels, gauges and knives. The blue night sky was then drawn in around the moon on the same block and carved out as well.

The Moon Woodcut Print in Progress

The Moon Woodcut Print in Progress

The Moon Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

(ABOVE) We drew the night sky backdrop of "THE MOON" in a color we thought might look nice (blue), and then carved that too. Before printing, we jigsawed out the moon shape from the blue backdrop. Below is the finished key block, completely carved and ready to print.

The Moon Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop


PRINTING "THE MOON" WOODCUT



Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut

(ABOVE) The finished key image was transferred to a second block that was then drawn & carved to create grey shadowy tones beneath the key block detail in the finished print. This block is printed onto paper first. A thin layer of oil-based ink is rolled onto the surface of the wooden block carving.

Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

"THE MOON" Moon Block!

Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

(ABOVE) The key block is printed last. The starry backdrop and the moon shape are inked seperately. They were designed to fit together on the press bed before laying paper for printing. Paper is then carefully registered onto the inked block and run through the press. (BELOW) Pulling a finished print off the key block! Paper is torn to size, numbered, titled and signed when prints are dry.


Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop Printing "THE MOON" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

"THE MOON" Woodcut Print Edition drying in the print racks!


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