“Walkies” Linocut
Color Reduction Process

“Walkies” is a color reduction linocut print with six layers. It is based on a photo I took in Lithuania. I hand-carved one piece of linoleum six times, inking the lino for each color, one print at a time. Each print has been hand-pressed six times, to transfer the various ink layers to the paper.

1) Yellow gradient
2) Brown and Flesh Tones
3) Blue
4) Light Magenta
5) Tan and Light Tan gradient
6) Black

I used Caligo Safe Wash oil-based relief printing ink, mixing process colors to make the colors I desired. Paper is Stonehenge Cotton Fiber 90 lb. printmaking paper. Brown linoleum. Each print is an original.

  • Year 2019