Today I’m posting 3 examples of my linocut prints (carved out of linoleum sheets). The blue paisley and the black dogwood are each printed in just a single color. This type of print can be printed in multiple editions using a different color ink each time. The ink is rolled onto the lino by hand and put through a hand turned press. For the Honey Festival prints the dogwood was printed only in black and the paisley in phthalo blue and also in black. These prints are priced at $40.00 each.
The California print is a 3 color reductive print. With a color reduction print, multiple colors are printed from the same block. The lino block is covered initially in the lightest color, either uncut or with only a few cut lines, and printed on the paper. The block is then cut into again, and a second color is used. (Which means that in some areas, the previously printed color still shows up on the paper.) This process is repeated for each color. The number of prints you get out of this type of process is only the initial number you print. They are truly limited edition. Once you have carved away the areas you can not go back and print that color.
Additionally, each time you print a color you have to try to align the paper exactly in line with the previous color. This is called registration. I currently have 7 prints left of the perfectly registered California print for $125.00 each and 9 prints where the colors are slightly out of alignment for $100.00 each. I also have 9 accurately registered California prints in just yellow and black (not pictured) and they are priced at $75.00 each.
A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth at the California Honey Festival on May 5, 2018. And an extra big thank you to all who bought art from the 3 sisters represented in the booth. These pictures snapped with my cellphone aren’t the best but I wanted to post something sooner than later to let everyone know I plan to update my blog in the next day or two with photos of items I will continue to sell on-line at an Esty store very soon. I do have some of the California rooster/sunflower posters left and also t-shirts in all 3 colors and currently all sizes (small through extra large). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great, fun day in Woodland. Thank you for coming out and supporting the Festival and the vendors.
Dave Grohl – Foo Fighters
A couple of years ago I was creating my photography and art blog for my Trends In Technology class and I wanted to include works from other artists that I know. I asked my brother Ted Simpson if I could post some of his pencil drawings. He consented but the problem was I didn’t have any recent work. In fact, all I had was work he had done from 20 plus years ago. So I challenged him to get back to the drawing board. The drawings he has created since that challenge are nothing short of amazing. Postings here are of some recognizable celebrities and two drawings of his beautiful friend Sarah. Challenge met Simpsonian (my nickname for him). I suspect next I will be posting some of his photography soon, right Ted?
Eight years ago I put together a slide show of my dad for his 80th birthday which I ran on this site for awhile. I’m posting it again in memoriam of his passing two weeks ago. You were loved by many Victor. Rest in peace.