Zechariah

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Zechariah, proof of a 3- color lino-cut.

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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.

1st block inked up

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Proof of the main block

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Obviously, not complete, but I like the silohuette

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While not the best pull, this is my favorite one right now

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Zechariah (the Prophet) and Walking Man (detail)

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Cutting linoleum for a relief print of the prophet Zechariah holding a banner saying “Grace to it”

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Some new work on the objects in the foreground of Walking Man and the Ancient Ocean.

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