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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 [...]

By |March 25th, 2014|Categories: New Work|Tags: |0 Comments

Letting things develop

I finished a new print today, one that has been in the queue for some time.  I first started playing with the image in September of 2008.  I worked on it on and off for a couple of months, and then put it on the back burner.  Somehow, it just wasn't coming together for me. Over the next three years [...]

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, [...]

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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 [...]