Inferno Radiance - Reduction Linocut
Frame not included.
Printed on 6”x10” hand-torn BFK Rives, Cream, 280GSM, deckled edge cotton paper that is numbered and signed.
This print is a re-mastered of an acrylic painting I did 6 years ago.
These flowers are the Radiance of the Inferno.
From the fire comes light.
Every single one of my prints is hand-printed and not a reproduction.
This print is a multi-color/ layer print. It is called a reduction print. There are many different printmaking techniques.
Traditional printmaking techniques include relief printing, lithography, intaglio printing, and screen printing. At the moment, I prefer linocut printmaking which is a type of relief printing. All of my prints are created using this process.
First I start by drawing the image desired to carve onto a block of linoleum. Areas to remain the color of the surface being printed on are carved from the block first. Then the ink is rolled onto the uncut surface of the block. I then lay the paper on top of the block, first attaching the tabs that hold the paper in place so that each time I lay down the paper the image is transferred with complete registration. When the paper is removed the image then appears in reverse. In this case, this process is repeated as many times as needed to create the image desired with many different colors. Removing/cutting away each area desired to remain the color used. Each layer of color is taken away from the same linoleum block. The linoleum at the end of the process is almost completely carved away. Meaning you are never truly able to create the image made from this one block again. Always starting with the lightest and ending with the darkest color. This print is a 12 layer reduction print and my first. Laying the blue ink over the orange was a little tricky, adding a few different layers of the blue helped balance that. Red was the third color added to the print and the first layer was too dark. Adding a layer of pink really helped the red lighten to the color envisioned. To create depth I added many different layers of green within the grass. Creating this print was over a two-month process for me and waiting for it to cure was another month or so. Not every print is the same, some picked up extra ink here and there. Each is unique and one of a kind.