Artist printmaker - Dunfermline, Fife,Scotland
Hi Aine, Well I did a little research and I think I have the answer to the way Clemente printed his woodblocks. I think he used the solvent technique that was developed by Carol Summers. The artist needs to cut the block fairly deeply about 1/4 inch. After cutting he places an uninked block in a register frame , lays a piece of woodcut paper down on it, and rolls a thin film of oil-based ink right on the back of the paper with small rollers. He inks seperate blocks in registration in this manner, essentially inking and printing in one operation. When all the blocks are printed and the ink is still wet, Summers sprays the whole print with a thin film or odorless paint thinner, using a garden mister or a Pre-val spray bottle. The colors run together slightly, given a watercolor effect to the printed image.
Hello Aine. I'm not an artist but I love the art in almost all its forms. Very nice blog, nice posts. Beautiful, the art is beyond everything (except love). Best regards from Venezuela.
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