Because of an auto accident, I’ve been unable to work on large lithographs. Instead, while recovering, I sit at my studio table drawing on small (12 x 9) lithographic stones which my printer delivers, then picks them up for editioning.
“Spring”is typical of the dozens of small works I’ve completed during the past year. All images are derived from rubber stamps transferred to a stone by using a small linocut roller with Charbonnel Black RSR. I alter each image with extensive drawing on the stone using Korn’s #3 lithography pencil, emery boards and a single edge razor to delete areas, achieve varied tones, effect very thin lines and define the outer shape of the image.
The traditional lithography printing process follows. “Spring”was printed with Charbonnel Black RSR on Arches in an edition of 9.