Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple.

Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #56 thru #60

A series of four 4-color illustrations have been drawn and are being created as linocut prints to accompany a short poem, Art of the Apple which is being typeset by hand and letterpress printed directly on the illustrations.

The final illustration, the “Apple” was completed by printing the “Blush” and “”Ash” linocut layers to the illustration, and then to printing the third line of the “Apple” poem on the print. Instead of carving a new block for the “Blush” layer, the “SunshineApple” block was re-purposed by hand brayering  “Blush” ink and reducing the amount of packing material placed behind the block on the un-inked Vandercook press in order to lightly impress the characteristic Gravenstein Apple blush on an otherwise solid yellow apple.

Stay tuned for upcoming peeks, which will include glimpses of the finishing steps in this process. Watch the conclusion of this project as we drink some tea and complete work on Art of the Apple.

Click to see previous peeks at the process of creating Art of the Apple: #48 thru #55, #41 thru #47 #39 thru 40, #38, #36 thru #37#31 thru #35, #25 thru #30, #22 thru #24, #18 thru #21, #17, #11 thru #16, h#6 thru #10, and #1 thru #5.

Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

14 responses to “Peek #56 thru #60: Art of the Apple.

  1. Pingback: art of the [Gravenstein] apple | Peach Farm Studio·

  2. I love the final product! nice to see the whole process… :)

    Also…

    Thank you for always bringing me inspiration through your creativity, inspiring stories, sense of humour, and beautiful photos. Your blogs truly brighten up my day and inspire my own creativity. Thank you! For this, I’ve nominated you for this Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you would like to accept this award, you can follow the instruction on my post “Thank You“

    Sarah

  3. Pingback: Peek #61 thru #65: Art of the Apple. « Peach Farm Studio·

  4. Deeply in love with lino cuts! They are much better than paper cuts. This is an excellent example. I have yet to produce a thoroughly successful linoleum block print, but may have to take it up again soon.

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