Original Woodcut Earthtones Couple Man Woman Love Together Sitting in Classic Elegant Pose
Ink: Mixes of copper/bronze/burnt sienna & umber
Process: One block reduction, three stages
Image: I started with the figures lightly drawn on the wood, as I usually start a figurative drawing. For this particular piece I was fortunate to have two friends pose for me. The plan was to have the figures floating in the picture plane, but after I oiled the block with linseed oil the richest grain appeared as if by magic and I had to carve it in the background.
Woodcuts and wood engravings are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually cherry in my case, then carving out the negative spaces. After carving, what is left is a big "stamp" of the desired image. I roll ink with a roller over the woodcut, place a piece of handmade paper on the inked block, apply pressure and transfer the image on the paper.
All my woodcuts are made in limited editions, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Sold in pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed).
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Woodcut Limited edition Figures Surrealism 12 to 36 in