Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nutcracker Holiday Print 2009

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Nutcracker
Edition size: 200
five color blockprint with hand painted details on the face and border
image size:4X9.25 inches
paper size: same
oil based ink printed on Rives BFK paper
This Holiday Print fits perfectly into a #10 envelope (4 1/8 X 9 1/2) inches
i was going to print this on my etching press but i was having too many problems so i am only printing the blue on the press and the rest of the colors with a baren. for the gold i used a stencil and a gold pen.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Rainbow
Collograph, 10 color relief puzzle collograph oil based inks on Rives BFK paper
image size 8 X 10 inches
Paper size 10 X 12 inches
I have been obsessed with rainbows lately probably since my Pug Speak died.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Shoji Lanterns exchange print

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Shoji Lanterns
paper size: 4 X 10 inches
image size: 3 X 9 inches
edition: 100
Black oilbased ink woodcut on Hosho paper with chine colle using tissue paper and a little pastel in the light cast by the lanterns printed by hand with a baren. I didn't carve the light cast by the lanterns i just wiped those areas with a rag.
These are the solar shoji lanters that hang in my garden, a gift from my mom;) I love looking out at them from my window at night sometimes i imagine a little cricket singing in the spotlight.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Raven (Woodblock Print)

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Raven
Moku-Hanga (Japanese method woodcut)
sumi ink mixed with blue Iridescent Mica powder printed on Magnani Pescia pale blue paper
image size: 9X14
paper size 10X15
when the light hits this piece just so the raven has a subtle blue iridescence.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saturday, May 02, 2009

exchange 40 Passing Storm

i re carved the lines in the hills and changed colors and paper from Masa to Rives lightweight
i used sap green for the hills and sumi ink and paynes gray
moku-hanga (Japanese woodcut method) on Rives lightweight paper watercolor and sumi ink

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

OX (Woodblock Print)

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: OX
woodbock print two blocks
image size:9X14
paper size: 10X15
State Proof

I think that i like the one with the gray watercolor in the curls better. i also plan on using 18 or 22 karat gold leaf instead of this composition stuff its a little too yellow.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Melissa ACEO (original watercolor one of a kind)

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Melissa
ACEO original ink and watercolor not a reproduction
acid free watercolor paper
image size:2.5X3.5 inches
signed by artist

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Passing Storm (original woodblock print)

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Passing Storm
moku-hanga (Japanese woodcut method) on Masa paper watercolor and sumi ink
paper size: 7.5 X 10 inches
image size:4.5 X 8
This is a state proof
signed by artist

Friday, February 13, 2009


Emily and Vanessa ACEOs


I started to make ACEOs as part of my create one piece of art a day resolution.
These are pen and ink drawings with watercolor.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Top Hat (relief etching on zinc)

Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Top Hat
Relief etching on zinc printed on Rives BFK
image size 1.5X4 inches
edition 50
signed and numbered

i have drawn directly on the zinc plate with a paint pen, then gave the plate an acid bath that left the lines that had drawn standing in relief. ink is rolled onto the surface and printed like a woodblock or linocut.
this was my first experiment with this process next time i will try using tusche and a pen and or brush the sharpie paint pen was kind of difficult to use but i was drawing on a very small plate.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Kneeling Girl (after Emil Nolde)

Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Kneeling Girl (after Emil Nolde
Collograph on Rives BFK paper
image size 4X6 inches
paper size 7.5X10
signed and numbered original print

Winter Aspen (Exchange 39)

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Winter Aspen
moku-hanga (Japanese woodcut method) on Rives lightweight paper watercolor, mica and sumi ink three blocks (white with mica, blue, and black) hand printed
paper size: 6.6 X 15 inches
image size: 5.6 X 14 inches
edition 100
signed and numbered original print