Dennis Revitzky

Dennis Revitzky

Honeoye Falls, NY
Desert Dream IV, Linocut Monoprint
24 x 18

The linocut monoprint may be printed in conjunction with an edition of the same image, or just as a series of various monoprints. I choose to create a monoprint when I want to explore colors and special effects with the linocut image.

PROCESS:
1. After the image has been drawn on the linoleum, cut away all areas that
will be white areas in the monoprint. Linoleum and paper must be
registered for accurate subsequent printing.
2. Apply selected colors of ink (usually light colors rolled on with a brayer),
to the linoleum and print it. Textural effects may be created by wiping inked
areas with brush or crumpled paper towels if desired.
3. If a black and white edition is to be made, cut away remaining white areas
and print the edition.
4. Clean the linoleum plate, and apply selected light and/or dark colors for
the second registered printing of the monoprint.
5. Cut away the last areas of the image. Select the final colors (often dark),
register plate and paper, and print to complete the monoprint.