Danguole Rita Kuolas

Danguole Rita Kuolas

Cohasset, MA
Nightfall, Woodblock Print
25 x 16

“Nightfall” is a woodblock print, printed from 4 blocks on Kitakata paper in 2009.

Intent: Carve and print image using line and texture
Create depth by overprinting multiple blocks

Block preparation:
Tone woodblocks (Shina plywood) with drawing ink
Draw image on woodblocks, then shellac
Carve out negative spaces with carving tools
Shellac again

Printing:
Roll out Daniel Smith relief oil based ink (black)
Roll ink onto blocks #1 and #2 with brayer
Place blocks on press bed (Whelan)
Lay dry paper on top
Run through press with foam blanket
Remove paper
Lay new sheet of paper on top without re-inking
Run through press to get ghost image
Ink blocks #3 and #4 and place on press bed
Place ghost print (grey) face down on inked blocks
Run through press