Original woodblock print; 7.75”x 5.5”; $300; SOLD OUT
Almost the end of winter just above the High Falls at Tettegouche State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. This is an original print from one block of cherry wood.
One-block woodblock print
7.25" x 8.75"; Edition of 20
Underneath other papers in the battered tin box that Catherine found beneath the floor boards of the old cottage, she uncovered a fragile journal with sketches and writing in it.
The journal had apparently been kept by Catherine’s great-grandmother, Julia, who interspersed sketches of the area around their cottage with diary entries. Wirh some of the sketches she wrote a description or explanation of the scene she had sketched.
On the last page of the journal was a sketch titled, Small Bay. Underneath it, a note, which appeared to have been added later: “Gustave’s favorite place to fish — a little cove across the lake — we called it the Small Bay. He caught a lot of fish there and we ate many good meals from his catches. The day before he left for the war was a cool, beautiful sunny day, so we rowed over to Small Bay one more time.
"He dropped off Mildred and me on the shore, and I found a perch where I could watch Mildred throw stones into the lake while I drew this sketch. Gustave sat fishing in the rowboat for a nice long while, and was happy to catch our supper one last time.
“I wanted to give him this sketch to remind him of us and this place while he was away. But in the commotion, I forgot to give it to him before he left, so I made another drawing just like it and mailed it to him in France. When they returned all his things, I found the frayed sketch folded in the shirt pocket of his uniform.”
Woodblock print with watercolor
3.5" x 4"; Edition of 20
(names, events, and story are fictional)
Solemn Snow is a reduction woodblock print pulled from a single block of cherry wood. 6″ x 7.25″; Somerset paper; oil-based inks; $450. Edition of 15; 4 prints remaining.
A new woodblock print, with watercolor, of a scene characteristic of the Cascade River on the north shore of Lake Superior. The river has carved out rugged paths in the rock, leaving both falls and pools throughout the forest in the hills just above Lake Superior. This print is a one-block print in black with watercolor added after printing.
5.5" x 4"; Edition of 24; $200.
River Runs II is another version of the smaller five block print, The River Runs, that I did a few years ago. The scene is of the Gallatin River in western Montana, between Bozeman and Big Sky.
8" x 8.5" On Somerset paper. Edition of 20; $350.
Woodblock print of a camping trip to Minnesota's north woods, south of the 49th parallel, where there are white pines tall enough to loosen your imagination and brighten your mind. Camping next to them is like acquiring new 150 year old neighbors strong enough to have stuck around and shared in the geographic and meteorologic habitat since your great-grandparents visited for a night or two in the same place, if they'd had the chance. 5.5" x 4"; Edition of 20; $200
The golden hills in the golden state of California are the inspiration for this woodblock print. The hills often don't seem to be very big, but they make the giant oaks look tiny.
This is a scene from Garden of the Gods in Colorado. Having spent a lot of time in Colorado, I was inspired to make this print after seeing a painting of the scene by Swedish-born artist, Birger Sandzen, who painted throughout the American West in the early part of the 20th century.
Sandzen is known for his imaginatively colorful impressionistic style and his paintings have become widely sought-after. One of my favorite painters of the West. This print is 4.375" x 6.25", from an edition of 12.
The print is a reduction print cut from Japanese Shina wood and is 5.5" square. Hand printed on Mingeishi Natural paper.
The view across Lake Superior to Palisade Head in the distance, from the top of Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park. Sold Out.