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MEDIUM 6 Solid-Color Lithograph
IMAGE SIZE 14" x 23.5"
PAPER SIZE 14.5" x 24"
I did this print during a period where I was particularly enamored with a woodblock style generated in Medieval days in contrast to the Japanese Edo period woodblock style I often explore. This is why this piece looks so different from my Japanese-style prints.
I love Medieval woodblock prints--the bold and rustic strokes of the lines and the very graphic style of the art. Medieval woodblocks were one of the prime inspirations for the Arts and Crafts movement. (So was Japanese architecture and design--the Arts and Crafts movement was a very eclectic design style.) My affinity for Medieval woodblocks, Japanese woodblocks and the Arts and Crafts movement is no coincidence.
The Pebble Beach Inn commissioned me to do a print for their art and wine festival. The Medieval woodblock style was a natural for the botanical subject of a grape vine.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a 6-color lithographic print printed at my high school friend's print shop, Digital Engraving, in San Francisco. We were mixing inks right up until we were on press, which was sort of hair-raising, but it turned out fine. We printed on a 1-color press for technical reasons (such as, it was the only press he had which could print as big as I needed).