White Line Woodcuts

White line labels

…also called Provincetown prints, white line woodcuts are printed with watercolor and gouache on paper. I print or draw the image on paper, transfer it to the wood, and then carve the image , registering the paper with thumbtacks along one side.

The printing process creates monoprints because every print is an original: each carved shape is hand-colored with paint and rubbed into paper. The wooden block can be reused many times, varying colors and printing pressure to create new monoprints.

 

Into The woods book sue fierston

 

SMITHSONIAN CLASSES ON ZOOM

The Sketchbook Habit: The art of everyday life

Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, 2022

 10 AM — 1 PM

Gyotaku: the Japanese art of printing fish

Feb. 20, 2022

Gyotaku II

… returns April 23, 2022.

White-line woodcut

…returns May 7, 2022

Fabric printing with natural materials

…returns May 21, 2022

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

 

fierston watercolor print 1