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Dark Road - Limited Edition 1 of 12

United States

Size: 14 H x 11 W x 0.1 in

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Printmaking: Linocuts on Paper.

This is a recent print of an old image, a painting of the same name from 1998. Sometimes when I'm in the Pit, muse not singing, I will dredge up old image and repeat it in a different medium. This one is also related to another earlier painting, "In the Forest of the Dryads," although in this one the dryads may only be in the eye of the driver.

This is a 2-color linocut, image 10 x 7 inches, sheet approximately 14 x 11 inches. They can ship unmounted or matted with a white or off-white mat.

The Criswell Linocut
I began these experiments with linoleum back in 1999. Although these prints may resemble etchings, drypoints, lithographs or some strange hybrid, they are true relief prints, printed in two or more colors from linoleum blocks. I didn't invent this technique - Picasso and his printer Arnera did - but I've adapted it to my own purposes and, since nobody else in the world is doing it as far as I know, I'm calling it "The Criswell Linocut." The two most important things about this technique are that (1) I cut the designs with a drypoint needle and (2) that I print the dark color first and the light color second. This enables me to draw my image directly on the key block, just as I would draw with a pen on paper, rather than cut away everything BUT the image as in traditional relief printmaking. For more info about this, checkout www.warrencriswell.com/linocuts.html.

Keywords: Dryads, Trees, Linocut, Clouds, Dark Road, Moonlight

Subjects: Erotic

Styles: Fine Art, Figurative, Realism, Surrealism

Mediums: Linocuts

Materials: Paper

Prints: Erotic Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Linocuts Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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