Revealing the color layer progressions on my current linocut project, starting with the background stone wall.

More colors and shapes will come, as I carve each new layer for inking and printing.

This Tulip Bud linocut will have seven color layers. I am nearly finished. After the “black” layer is completely dry I’ll start printing the final layer, which will be a small area on the far right bud.

Unlike my previous linocuts to date, the color layers are carved on separate linoleum blocks. This will allow me to revisit the blocks later to print a variety of color combinations.

  • Year 2021