Zechariah, proof of a 3- color lino-cut.
I’ve been tinkering with this print for a few months now trying to get it right- not really sure that I am getting anywhere. While the 3rd block still needs a little adjusting- some of the lines are too narrow and gather ink to fast- it seemed ready to offer up here. Maybe you can give me some insight.
The print employs 3 different blocks, and there are in truth 4 colors if you include the white of the paper, which is part of the design. To cut down on time between printings in developing the proofs, I have been using water based inks. The final edition will use inks with oil as the vehicle. I have included a number of images from my process and some variations of the actual print along the way.
Proof of the main block
Obviously, not complete, but I like the silohuette
While not the best pull, this is my favorite one right now
3 thoughts on “Zechariah”
This is a really fantastic piece, Jack. I love seeing the whole process. I like the pull that you like too. I’ve found that I actually like pulls that have inaccuracies too. Are you using your new printing press that you made? Beautiful photos as always.
The orange and green create a somber feel. Outlined in black almost a memory. His face is so wilderness rough and then contrasted with the light lines of the word ‘Grace’ he seems fragile. It feels Russian to me somehow. Like coming out of a deep tradition.
Thank you Mikey and Steven, both.