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    Printing a Reduction Woodcut

    Here’s a video illustrating some steps on how I print a seven colour reduction woodblock print. For those who aren’t familiar with the process, it’s a method of making an intricate multi-colour print using only one block, which is printed over and over again on the same paper with different colours after subsequent parts of the design are cut away.…

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    Riffles ~ A Reduction Woodcut

    Dawson author Dan Dowhal threw out a challenge for me and other printmakers in the form of a commission to make work based on a ‘seed’ word. In my case, it was “riffles”, as in sluice box for capturing alluvial gold nuggets, etc. when digging for gold. This is part of his initiative called The Sourdough Starter Project integral to…

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    Moosehide Slide Print

    Here’s a print I made awhile back based on a photograph I took from my window facing north with a view of the iconic Moosehide Slide in the distance. It’s available for purchase for $150 CA plus $20 postage and handling. Just message me by clicking [HERE] for how to proceed. Or: Click [HERE] for a direct credit card checkout…

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    Pen & Ink ~ Tavira, Portugal

    I’ve taken to making ‘woodcuts’ and ‘wood engravings’ with nothing more than an iPad and stylus using a simple drawing application (Tayasui Sketch). Essentially, I use an additive/subtractive approach to making marks for developing the drawing so that it looks like both a wood engraving and scratchboard. It takes me a long time to do – likely longer than making…

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    My Trump Card

    Time to show my “race“ card in time for the great Impeach! Nothing rankles more than to hear people speak of the President as the “Leader of the free world”. Utter nonsense and grievously insulting to those who understand and value democracy. The Leader-of-the-free-world thing always appears as an expression of American Exceptionalism wallowing on a self-satisfied bed of general…

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    Bronze Sculpture

    Here’s a bronze sculpture I made years ago in art school! Guess I must have been channeling Giacometti when I was sticking wax bits onto the armature. I brought it home where it remained in its waxen state at my parent’s house. Then my mother took it to a foundry and had an edition of ten castings made, as an…

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    Selfie as a woodcut

    Here’s a short video I posted on Instagram (@greentreepress) awhile ago of a woodcut I made earlier in the year. I’m showing how I hand burnish a woodblock print onto Japanese Washi paper. Not sure if I would want to pull all 67 this way. For the actual run I have a setup on my etching press for printing relief…

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    A New Wood Engraving

    Nowadays, artists not only make art but many of us have to use a machete to thrash our way through the social media jungle, including blog type websites like this one. It’s a mindset thing. Is my audience actually reading my posts, does anyone really care, etc.? I don’t mind functioning under the illusion that folks actually engage. If I…

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    Autumn comes to the Yukon!

    On my drive home to Dawson City last weekend I had to stop the car and capture this scene. The quality of light in this country is amazing and so different from other locations. Maybe its because we’re sitting at the top of the world. I was already feeling exhilarated from my 18 KM leg in the Skagway to Whitehorse…

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    Your’s truly in Up Here magazine

    Hannah Eden wrote a very nice article about me in Northern Canada’s best known magazine Up Here. Along with a cool photo (thanks Hannah!), she wrote a nice synopsis of my forty plus years in the Yukon where I’ve reinvented myself several times over. I always seem to gravitate back to my printmaking practice, no matter what. Here’s a link…