Dan & Katie’s wedding present

Iowa River Kayak, Linoleum block print, 2010.
Utah Sky Kayak, Linoleum block print, 2010.

We spent a lovely weekend in Dubuque, Iowa this weekend for a friend’s wedding.  The images are the block prints we are giving as their wedding gifts.  The idea was for kayaking prints was Eric’s and I brought them to fruition.  All in all it was a great example of teamwork artwork.

Both prints are oil ink linoleum block prints, printed on watercolor paper, and finished with hand-painted watercolor.  I am not usually a fan of using oil ink due to the smell, chemicals, and messy clean-up, however oil is still the best for hand coloring with watercolors to prevent smearing and bleeding of the ink and paint.    These prints are of an edition of three, though the other two may end up not being used or given away at all.  For some reason, these two blocks were extremely difficult to pull prints from – the ink would not adhere to the paper as I would have liked. 

Dan and Katie are both from Iowa and now currently reside in Utah.  Dan’s love (and hopefully Katie’s too) of kayaking and their home state of Iowa plus current state of Utah inspired these two prints.  

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