Tag: Printmaking

New Print, and Oh, Tulsa! Show

Richard has been working hard on a new print, this time focusing on the technique of a reduction woodcut. The image is of the old Rose Bowl building and sign on Route 66/11th street in Tulsa. The block consists of 4 colors, which means that all colors were done on the same block, removing part of …

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Woodcut – Inking, Printing, & Registration

I am currently working on this woodblock, and thought it would be a good opportunity to finally make a video about part of the process. I am planning on making more on videos while working on this woodcut, so you can see the progression of this printing project.

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Print Gallery | Update

Just wanted to make sure everyone saw the new prints that have been added to the print gallery.  I printed Box Truck and the portrait of my late grandfather Elmo Wills, In Loving Memory. You find out about both in these previous posts, In the works along with Carving & Thinking. I am excited to …

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Press about Design by wills, and Tulsa Studio Tour Update

Here at Design by wills we are super excited about the upcoming Tulsa Art Studio Tour happening this weekend. Both Kathy and Richard have been working hard creating new work and getting their creative spaces ready for the public.  Here is a little sneak peak into what you will see on Saturday and Sunday.  Thank …

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Jigsaw Linocut

This is a technique I read about in college and played around with at that time. I think at one time I had 3 or 4 blocks going using the theme of a jigsaw plate. Although I have only finished one of those plates, and you can see that successful work in my Print Gallery, …

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Carving and thinking

My last update featured four plates that I had designed, and soon after started carving. Two of the four I have printed, although the color registration left much to ponder.  The two I have printed are the road scenes. What I have not posted is that while working on the other two plates my grandfather died. …

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Cylinder Seals 2 – the images

Light Post -cylinder print

Below are images from my first attempt at making a cylinder print block. Click here to go back to my first post on Cylinder seals. This is a dowel rod that I have cut into three 12 inch pieces, sanded, then marked 8 inches in the middle of the rod.  I then applied gesso and re-sanded the …

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Cylinder Seals

Image from Met Museum. I took a trip with my parents and wife in September 2009 to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. During the trip we visited the Biltmore Masion, which is a huge estate, built in the French chateau style. The views are amazing, the interior and exterior are full of inspirational moments.   Even though the …

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Print Gallery Update

Are We There Yet?

I have been continually adding images to the print gallery the past few days.  I have think I have all up that I have images for, be sure to check out the new gallery!

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