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Diane Cutter
08-03-2007, 02:38 PM
This was done a couple of years ago. It's a linocut (cut from battleship linoleum), printed on Fabriano Uno watercolor paper with Daniel Smith relief ink. It is part of the Baren collection which is warehoused in the Spencer Museum, Lawrence KS.

When I did this I was very influenced by Logan Herschel (http://www.kshs.org/cool3/loganprint.htm), one of the Prairie Printmakers (http://www.kshs.org/cool3/ppmprints.htm) of the 20s and 30s. I bought several of his prints on eBay and studied them, but couldn't come close to his lovely details.

"Heartland", 12"x4", edition size 40 (cancelled plate)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Aug-2007/28135-Linocut-Heartland-2005WC.jpg

Diane

sassybird
08-03-2007, 04:50 PM
What a great relief print, Diane. I like the composition and how you did the sky. The sky is always hard to do in relief prints, but you did a wonderful job.

barkingdogg
08-03-2007, 11:40 PM
Really nice piece, Diane. It definitely looks like the heartland. It must be another one of those labor intensive processes!

Ranger Dan
08-04-2007, 03:36 AM
I like this Diane! I think I could have some fun with linoleum prints some day. If I ever get the time....

Diane Cutter
08-04-2007, 10:29 AM
Thanks, Charissa, Susan, Dan...

Dan... If you have the patience to work your pen magic, you certainly would find linocuts a snap. If you ever get the urge, check out the Printmaking forum. There's a lot of good 'starter up' information there.

Diane

Mikki Petersen
08-04-2007, 03:39 PM
WEll, you may not have managed to copy another artist's style but yours is quite nice on it's own merit. I like the simplicity of this print and the flowing lines of the design.

Mikki