Friday, May 21, 2010

Gold and Silver Falls (woodblock print)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Gold and Silver Falls
oil-based woodbock print with gold and silver leaf the sky is silver leaf with india ink rubbed into it
image size:17X26
paper size: 22X30

8 comments:

Annie B said...

Oooooooh! That is GORGEOUS Viza!

Viza Arlington said...

Thanks Annie. I really love Japanese black lacquered writing boxes with gold powder and inlays, they served as my inspiration for this piece.

georga said...

this has a very art deco feel to it
beautiful! i really like your work

d. moll, l.ac. said...

really stunning!

Linda Beeman said...

This is amazing! I'd love to know your process!

Vizart said...

Thanks. I does look very art deco. I am working on a woodblock of the chrysler building as well that will have silver leaf. Linda my process is simple but very time consuming. I carved out the white lines with a gouge then printed with black oil-based ink. let dry. then paint sizing between the lines and apply the leafing. sometimes it sticks to places it shouldn't and i just gently scrap it off with a knife.

Amie Roman said...

What an effective print! Love the results, and thanks for explaining your process.

Diane Cutter said...

This is stunning. Viza. You make it sound easy with the leaf application but, having tried it myself, I know it's very difficult and time consuming.