Low Tide, white-line woodcut print
image size: 4" x 6"
edition of 10
signed and numbered on the front
Stonehenge paper hand inked with watercolors
The patterns formed by water striving to return from tide pools to the sea are art installations in themselves! Inspired by their interconnecting shapes, I created this small woodblock print.
This abstracted New England landscape is a small treasure!
The print is safe in a plastic sleeve and will be shipped with a firm backing in a USPS priority mail envelope.
This edition is limited to 10. This listing is for number 1 (labeled 1/10), which is the one pictured here.
*******So What is a White-line Woodcut Print Anyway?********
White-line woodcuts are created by carving away only the outlines of an image out of a wood block. The remaining shapes can then be individually "inked" with watercolor and pressed onto a piece of paper. The grain of the wood helps gives the image texture and character. Also, the white lines are embossed into the paper, giving it a sculptural element.
Since only one print can be made from a block at a time, the prints combine qualities of one of a kind paintings and standard relief prints.
In August of 2011, one of my white-line woodcut prints won First Prize at the 14th Annual National Small Works Exhibit at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring, MD. "Calm Day at Fort Stark" can be seen in the "Print Gallery" at www.hannahphelps.com.