White line woodcuts

…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.

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I paint, teach, and write just outside of Washington, D.C. in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. As a painter, I work in acrylics and watercolor. I’m in the middle of painting a series of historical microsopes and won an arts residency at Yosemite National Park last summer. As a visiting artist, I work with classroom teachers to bring art into schools, and with hospitals to bring arts to their patients and staff.