BRANCHING (IN PRODUCTION) | 4-BLOCK WOODCUT-IN-PROGRESS, 2018.
30" x 12" 4-Block Color Woodcut Print on Ivory Somerset Paper
Valerie Lueth, 2018.
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PRE-ORDER / IN-PRODUCTION POLICY
"BRANCHING" is a new woodcut print by Valerie Lueth, currently in progress at Tugboat Printshop.
This block will be printed in 4-block COLOR.
Pre-ordering "BRANCHING" reserves an authentic, limited edition woodcut print in COLOR
from the upcoming edition of woodcuts soon to be completed.
Tugboat has firm pre-order rules that by placing a pre-order you acknowledge.
Pre-orders place faith in the artist's color choices, paper choices, and scale.
Pre-orders are not customizable.
T.B.P.S. prints are handmade and take time to make. If timeline is a concern, please wait to order.
I cannot rush shipment of pre-orders or specify an exact date when the print will be completed.
Updates to progress are provided on this page; I will be in touch directly as prints finish.
"BRANCHING" pre-orders will be shipped when production is complete and prints are dry.
All pre-order sales are final. No returns. No exchanges.
If you have any questions about pre-ordering, E-MAIL VALERIE!
An image of generation & growth, "BRANCHING" leaves & limbs zig-zag in all directions.
The tree sheds & redistributes as it climbs ever upwards.
MAKING THE "BRANCHING" KEY BLOCK
"BRANCHING" block drawing on 3/4" birch plywood, drawn directly to wood.
The drawing is hand-carved in low relief to create the key block for printing.
The key block image is then transferred on press to 3 additional color blocks.
The color from those blocks adds subtle tone & shape beneath the key detail.
MAKING "BRANCHING" COLOR BLOCKS
1st ink on "BRANCHING"; offset printing to create replica blocks for color.
Newsprint proofs from transfers spanning the press; "BRANCHING" is sizable!
3 color blocks were created, each transferred like a dream!
Each of the 3 transferred blocks is hand-drawn with color for carving
The linework from the yellow & blue blocks will layer with grey
to print a snaking pattern in natural tones that climbs the tree's bark.
A detail from the center of the blue block for "BRANCHING"
1st proof of the 4 blocks printed together pictured below.
"BRANCHING" is available for purchase while in production; prints ship when dry (TBD).
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT "BRANCHING"!