|Penn Cove, woodblock print, 6 x 8|
For this print, I carved four blocks: one for the black lines, one for the yellow sections, one for the red sections, and one for the green. Carving was meditative and serene. It wasn't until I ran my first "proof" copy that I realized I needed to remove much more of the waste wood.
|carving lines block|
The design of this print comes from my sketchbook from this summer. You can see the page below. The bold, bright colors were inspired by Hans Hoffman, whose work I saw at the Crocker Museum and Blanton Museums. I also read a biography of Hoffman by Cynthia Goodman.
|sketchbook 2012 Summer Boat Trip, K. van Schoonhoven|
You can watch a video about woodblock printing here.