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After the Flood

In September of 2013 there was a 100 year rain event along the front range of Colorado.  Many areas received more than a year's worth of precipitation in a couple of days.  Many rivers and creeks flooded severely and property damage was extensive.  The Big Thompson River rose rapidly and cut the city of Loveland, Colorado in two for days [...]

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Variable Editions

Normally, when you are printing an edition, you are striving to make each print in the edition as close to identical as possible. Not always though. I am not talking about monotypes or monoprints here.  A monotype is created from a completely blank plate by drawing / painting with ink and making one or more impressions on a sheet of [...]

More new work

I finally got busy this week and photographed several recent pieces. C44AC Color Woodcut - 2011 17 1/2" x 23 1/2" Copyright 2011, Dean Russell Thompson All rights reserved This is done from the same set of plates used to produce Tunnel Approach, which I wrote about earlier.  I do not often print the same plates in more than one [...]

Tunnel Approach

A while back I discussed the notion of revisiting an idea.  Today I completed printing an edition where I did just that.  Here is the original:   Moffett, Eastbound 2007 Color Woodcut 40" x 54" Image Copyright 2007, Dean Russell Thompson All Rights Reserved This is a pretty successful print.  I have been able to show it several times and, [...]

No Services

I recently completed a new woodcut. It has four plates which are cut in a pseudo-reduction fashion. Three of the plates are 1/2" MDF and the fourth is 1/2" CDX Plywood. The MDF is sealed with shellac and a thin coat of acrylic gesso. The plywood plate is sealed with shellac only. All plates receive an additional seal coat after [...]

East 18th

I have just completed editioning a new 4 plate woodcut. The image is derived from a fire escape on a building in central Denver. Nothing particularly unusual, but, like many things it caught my eye. Each of the plates is 1/2" MDF. The plate is primed with a layer of cut shellac, then a thin layer of acrylic gesso. There [...]

Northern Pacific

I completed a new edition today. Northern Pacific is an image of a railroad drawbridge, in the raised position, near the Port of Seattle. It is a three plate color woodcut. All three plates are 1/2" MDF, sealed with shellac, a thin coat of acrylic gesso and then a second coat of shellac applied after cutting. It is printed on [...]

New Editions

I have been busy editioning several new prints over the last little bit. It seems like I have had more work in progress, and less finished. I am sort of catching up on the backlog. North Lake Way Color Woodcut 21 7/8" x 14 1/4" Edition of 10 Copyright 2010, Dean Russell Thompson This is a three plate color woodcut, [...]

New work

I have been busy in the studio recently and am finally getting caught up on photographing my work. The processes used in these prints vary, but they all are 'Unseen Landscapes' of the modern world. West to Memphis - 2009 Color Woodcut on Rives BFK 14.75" x 34" (22" x 30" paper) Edition of 6 Copyright 2009, Dean Russell Thompson [...]