Woodcuts & Linocuts

This is my new artistic passion. I just love the sharp contrast between black and white. Return to this page often because I have been quite prolific in carving these images. A “woodcut” is an image which I carve into the surface of a piece of wood. I roll ink onto the carved surface, then press and burnish the image onto paper or fabric with a wooden spoon.

The areas which are carved away will not touch the ink, while the areas not carved become the black design on the white surface. A “linocut”  is the very same thing except the image is carved into a piece of linoleum.

A woodcut may show wood grain texture while a linocut won’t.  The following images are available in various formats:

  • Limited Editions (numbered and signed) printed on heavy printing paper with a nice border suitable for framing
  • Same as above, but with the addition of watercolor highlighting. (some designs—not all)
  • Hand-printed onto high quality cotton T-shirts, tank tops, and long-sleeve T-shirts, all hand-signed by me

Checkout this professionally produced video showing how I create a woodcut print from sketching out the design idea to printing from the carved block.  It’s about 5 minutes long, and will make the process very clear for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2hguBvmZb4

Carving-James-Ranch-lino-resized-for-web
A-Place-to-be-at-Ease-blockprint
James-Ranch-block-print-reduced
may-the-Road...resized
May-the-wind-be-always-at-your-back-resized
Bee-resized
Linocut-Print-Waste-Not-recycle-resized
Action_in_the_Riffles
Monarchs-and-Milkweed-linocut-resized
Great_Blue_Heron
Serpent-Ridge-Vineyards
the_blues
linocut-of-three-Fireflies-in-moonlight-resized
Brookie
Brookie-in-color-rezied-for-web
Listening
Under-the-palm-Woodcut-resized-for-web
Waiting_for_the_Green_Flash
Dragonfly_on_Arrowhead
Puffin
Canada_Goose
Three_Cautious_Crows
Hops
thoreau-resized-for-web
Knotty_Dogs
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Carving-James-Ranch-lino-resized-for-web
A-Place-to-be-at-Ease-blockprint
James-Ranch-block-print-reduced
may-the-Road...resized
May-the-wind-be-always-at-your-back-resized
Bee-resized
Linocut-Print-Waste-Not-recycle-resized
Action_in_the_Riffles
Monarchs-and-Milkweed-linocut-resized
Great_Blue_Heron
Serpent-Ridge-Vineyards
the_blues
linocut-of-three-Fireflies-in-moonlight-resized
Brookie
Brookie-in-color-rezied-for-web
Listening
Under-the-palm-Woodcut-resized-for-web
Waiting_for_the_Green_Flash
Dragonfly_on_Arrowhead
Puffin
Canada_Goose
Three_Cautious_Crows
Hops
thoreau-resized-for-web
Knotty_Dogs
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