"Cabbage" woodcut prints

Today in my studio…

The first print…always so bad. At this point I am wondering why I spend time printmaking.

The first print…always so bad. At this point I am wondering why I spend time printmaking.

checking to see if I need more pressure

checking to see if I need more pressure

Ok. Some more richness here…

Ok. Some more richness here…

Cabbage woodcut check Namita Paul.JPG
I managed to get nice dark black here (added some yellow too) but I like the grainy texture in the earlier prints. This looks flat. Be careful what you wish for, right?

I managed to get nice dark black here (added some yellow too) but I like the grainy texture in the earlier prints. This looks flat. Be careful what you wish for, right?

ooh! This is gorgeous!! I love this one and its space-y feel! This is ‘double exposure’ or print with the same plate twice.

ooh! This is gorgeous!! I love this one and its space-y feel! This is ‘double exposure’ or print with the same plate twice.

Here I started playing with the beren and varying pressure on tracing paper and really like the mono print effect.

Here I started playing with the beren and varying pressure on tracing paper and really like the mono print effect.

More printing on tracing paper

More printing on tracing paper

the edge is wobbly because I tried to press down the edge with damp paper. Not a good idea.

the edge is wobbly because I tried to press down the edge with damp paper. Not a good idea.

Overall a good day at the studio!

Overall a good day at the studio!