Bee Print, First Color

We’ve started a color-reduction linoleum relief print, which is a process that uses only one block to create a multiple-color print.  Instead of carving a block for each color, one block is carved, printed, carved again, carefully realigned over the same paper and printed with a new color, etc.  The best way to explain it is to show examples.  So here is our bee print with the first color–Tom has carved out all the places that he wanted to leave white, rolled yellow ochre ink onto the block, and printed it onto 12 sheets of paper:

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