Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fox 18X24 Bubble Drawing

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Fox
paper size: 18X24 inches
charcoal, pen and ink bubble drawing on acid free drawing paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image. very very messy but lots of fun. i had to wear sunglasses so you can imagine my face!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Koi and Lily pads

I decided to use this print for the "Inspired by Japan" relief fundraiser.
each print took about 45 minutes to an hour to print. i printed them on my little etching press w/blankets. each one took 2 to 4 passes. i used Rives BFK paper a mix of 250 and 280 weight. the 280 weight paper seemed to work best because it had less bleeding into the white line areas for some reason.

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Koi
white line woodblock print on Rives BFK
image size:approx. 8X12 inches
paper size 8X12 inches

This is a white line or Provincetown woodcut print. I paint each area of color on the woodblock with watercolor then print the block by hand onto Rives paper. each print is unique. my prints are a bit different from traditional
Provincetown prints because i paint the whole block letting the watercolor dry then when i am ready to print i reconstitute the watercolor with a fine mist from a squirt bottle then print the whole block rather than printing each color one at a time as in traditional white line prints.