Saturday, January 04, 2014

Anastasia Monotype Hand Pulled Print


























Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Anastasia 
Monotype with water-based Akua Ink on Kozo paper
one of a kind hand pulled print

Mary, Mary Monotype Hand Pulled Print

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary 
Monotype with graphite on Kozo paper
image size 9X12 inches
paper size 9X12 inches
$50


Sunday, December 08, 2013

2012 Christmas Print Etching





















We Like Figgy Pudding Holiday Print
Etching with hand coloring using watercolor
Rives BFK paper
Image: 4X6 inches
Paper size: 5X7 
easily fits into standard size frame
$10

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; 
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; 
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some; 
We won't go until we get some; 
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.










Sunday, December 01, 2013

Pleiades woodblock print

























Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Pleiades 
paper size: 8X10 inches
image size: 7X9 inches
edition: 100
$30
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Black oilbased ink woodcut on acid free Kozo paper printed by hand by me.
The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is a conspicuous object in the night sky and the subject myth and legend in almost every culture on the planet.






Sunday, November 17, 2013

Last leaves of Autumn White Line Woodblock Print

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: last leaves of autumn
woodblock print 
image size:9X12
paper size: 11X15 
$75
I am going to make some more of these i just don't think i like the colors i don't know the sky is too light or something the problem is this on takes forever to print. 
This is a white line or Provincetown woodcut print. I paint each area of color on the woodblock with watercolor then print the block by hand onto heavyweight paper.
Each print using this method will be unique 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Lunar Black Raincloud

Its a rainy day.
Testing some lunar black watercolor from Daniel Smith .  

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Lunar black raincloud
Size:4.5x8.5 inches
Paper: Rives BFK tan
Media: watercolor and pen and ink
$30
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

rainy days and mondays

Ah, its a grey rainbow no blue birds here just rainy days and mondays
also available in brownbow because somedays are just shitty.
Artist: Viza Arlington
Etching, spit bite aquatint on Rives BFK %100 cotton rag paper
image size 4X6 inches
paper size 6X8
edition of 75
$30

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Helen (Original Carborundum Print)


Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Helen
Helen is a volcano and a puppy
Carborundum Print on Rives BFK paper
image size 5X6 inches
paper size 6X8
edition:60VE
$30
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Jane (original monotype)


Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Jane
Monotype on Rives BFK paper
image size 8X10 inches
paper size 8X10 inches

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ophelia (original hand colored etching)


Ophelia William Shakespeare Hamlet violet flower
Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Ophelia
Etching on Rives BFK paper hand colored with watercolor
image size 4X6 inches
paper size 8X10 inches
edition: 100
$30
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Violets in Dreams and Death
In dreams, violets are positive. For instance, according to folklore, dreaming of violets is a sign that a fortune is coming your way. It is also supposed to mean your future spouse will be your junior. The violet does have a more sobering side, though, in that the flower is associated with death--and resurrection. The symbolism likely springs from antiquity, when a number of myths featured violets in the death of heroes and even an Earth God named Attis. Combining this death symbolism with modesty and maidenhood creates a meaning for violet of death too soon. Shakespeare's tragic Ophelia was linked to violets in "Hamlet."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bison II (ink bubble drawing)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Bison II
paper size: 22X30 inches
ink bubble drawing with charcoal on acid free Canson Edition paper
$250
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Stag ink bubble drawing


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Stag
paper size: 21X30 inches inches
ink bubble drawing ink wash on acid free Canson edition paper
$250
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inky Bubble Wolf 18X30 inches


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Inky Wolf
paper size: 18X30 inches inches
$250
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ink bubble drawing ink wash on acid free Canson edition paper
I mixed sumi ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Inky Wolf (original ink drawing)


Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Inky Wolf
Ink drawing with watercolor this is a one of a kind drawing
image size 3.5X5.25 inches
paper size 3.5X5.25 inches
Sold

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays!


Here is my 2011 holiday print.
Etching with hand coloring using watercolor
Rives BFK paper
Image: 3.5X4 inches

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bison 22X30 (Original Ink Bubble Drawing)


I am not sure if i am done with this one. i might add some charcoal yet.
Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Bison
paper size: 22X30 inches
ink bubble drawing on acid free Canson Edition paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image. very very messy but lots of fun. i had to wear sunglasses so you can imagine my face!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ojo de Dios (original etching)

Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: Ojo de Dios (Gods Eye)
Etching
hand colored with watercolor
image size 4 X 6 inches
paper size 8X10
edition size 100
signed and numbered original print
Rives BFK paper
$25
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I and I (original etching)


Artist: VIza Arlington
Title: I toI
Etching
image size 4 X 6 inches
paper size 8X10
edition size 100
signed and numbered original print
Rives BFK paper

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lily of the Valley ACEO (original block print)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Lily of the Valley
paper size: 2.5X3.5 inches
image size: 2.5X3.5 inches
edition: 200
signed and titled on back of print
Hand-colored linoleum block print on cotton rag paper.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hare an Moon (original mixed media bubble painting)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Hare and Moon
clay board size: 11X14 inches
pencil, oil based ink and pen and ink bubble drawing on Archival and acid-free, Claybord
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image. very very messy but lots of fun. i had to wear sunglasses so you can imagine my face!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Black Sun (original hand-pulled lithograph)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Black Sun
Hand-Pulled Lithograph printed on Rives BFK Buff colored paper archival
image size:5.5X7.5 inches
edition 5
print will be numbered and signed by artist
I used this very cool technique created by French artist Emilion she calls Kitchen Lithographie
http://www.youtube.com/user/emilivideo

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nude (original handpulled lithograph)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Nude
Hand-Pulled Lithograph printed on Rives BFK Buff colored paper archival
image size:5.5X7.5 inches
print will be numbered and signed by artist
I used this very cool technique created by French artist Émilie Brouard she calls Kitchen Lithographie
http://www.youtube.com/user/emilivideo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fox 18X24 Bubble Drawing


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Fox
paper size: 18X24 inches
charcoal, pen and ink bubble drawing on acid free drawing paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image. very very messy but lots of fun. i had to wear sunglasses so you can imagine my face!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Koi and Lily pads




I decided to use this print for the "Inspired by Japan" relief fundraiser. http://www.barenforum.org/fundraiser_project/index.html
each print took about 45 minutes to an hour to print. i printed them on my little etching press w/blankets. each one took 2 to 4 passes. i used Rives BFK paper a mix of 250 and 280 weight. the 280 weight paper seemed to work best because it had less bleeding into the white line areas for some reason.

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Koi
white line woodblock print on Rives BFK
image size:approx. 8X12 inches
paper size 8X12 inches

This is a white line or Provincetown woodcut print. I paint each area of color on the woodblock with watercolor then print the block by hand onto Rives paper. each print is unique. my prints are a bit different from traditional
Provincetown prints because i paint the whole block letting the watercolor dry then when i am ready to print i reconstitute the watercolor with a fine mist from a squirt bottle then print the whole block rather than printing each color one at a time as in traditional white line prints.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wolf 18X24(original ink bubble drawing)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Wolf
paper size: 18X24 inches
charcoal, pen and ink bubble drawing on acid free drawing paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image.

Flying Start 18X24 (original bubble drawing)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Flying Start
paper size: 18X24 inches
charcoal, pen and ink bubble drawing on acid free drawing paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image. very very messy but lots of fun. i had to wear sunglasses so you can imagine my face!

Hart 18X24 (original bubble drawing)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Hart
paper size: 18X24 inches
ink bubble drawing on cotton rag Rives BFK paper
I mixed india ink with water and dish soap and blow bubbles to make this image.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Amalthea exchange 48


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Amalthea
Amalthea is the goat nymph who raised/nursed Zeus at Mt. Ida in Crete and hid him from his father Cronus the Titan who had a bad habit of eating his children.
woodcut oil based ink on archival Rives BFK paper bleed print (image is printed to edges of paper),
image size: 8X10 inches
Paper size: 8X10
edition: 100

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moon and Sea III



I wanted to do a white line version of this motif. in this version i focused on geometry. i used the golden mean for the overall dimensions and in the placement of the moon. i also made a vesica pisces and used that to construct a template for the waves. there is more but it is probably boring so i will leave it at that. water based media makes me crazy! the things i love about it are totally unique to it and the things i hate about it are as well. i had some stretch and registration issues as usual but the overall look of the print is pleasing to me after my initial horror wore off but i will probably try it in oil based inks as well.

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Moon and Sea III
white line woodcut print on Rives BFK
image size: 18X30 inches
paper size 18X30 inches

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bamboo Forest


this photo looks a bit fish eyed to me

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Bamboo Forest
paper size: 37X61 inches
image size: 36X60 inches (3'X5')
edition: Monoprint each print is unique
wood used: cherry plywood one block
paper: Mulberry
oil based printing ink
this was printed by me by hand

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Exchange 47 moku hanga woodcut


I decided to abandon my original design and went with this peaceful easy one because i didn't want to stress out like i usually do when i print moku hanga. I loosely copied my image (the outline of the image area a circle and a line at the top of the wave area) onto all five blocks. i carved wavy shapes and hoped they would overlap in an interesting way and did the same with the moon. The lauan is a pain to carve but this design is pretty forgiving and the texture of the lauan hides many flaws in printing.
Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Moon and Sea
paper size: 6X13 inches
image size: 5X12 inches
edition: 100 VE
wood used: Lauan
Five blocks seven or eight passes

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bamboo Forest Finished



I am done! tomorrow i will hang it up and take some proper photos, clean up and put my dinning room back together. i already don't hate it. i did a little work Monday then didn't do anymore until today. the time away was good i used stencils and a roller and things went much faster. i was really locked into the white line painting frame of mind but the image really lends its self to rolling the ink and with a little stenciling things went much faster. when i do this one again i could probably get it done in at least half and maybe even a third of the time. i will print one in black before i put up the block and i will use the black print in the same way that i did the gold and silver falls but i might add some copper leaf as well.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Friday meltdown Monday back to work



I am really starting to hate this print. I had a meltdown friday after working on it for a week straight 8 to 14 hour days. so i took saturday and sunday off and now i am back to it. it is taking forever to print. it is so tedious and the size alone just makes it horrible. hopefully i wont totally screw it up in the next few days i think it will take me to finish. then maybe after it dries which will probably take a while i might start to like it again. i just want it OUT of my dinning room! maybe i will title it marvin k. mooney right now i am calling it bamboohoo. oh and that is quarter in the picture for scale.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

3'X5' Bamboo Forest print progress





as you can see in my last pic my paper flipping method is very low tech a long stick. it works okay but it has caused a few crinkles here and there but i have decided not to let it bother me and to try and think of them as part of the "charm". It has taken me six days to get this far. Two days transferring the image and redrawing/making corrections on the block, one long day carving and this will be my third day printing. I expect to be at least halfway through the printing by the end of today.
The paper is a mulberry and i am glad i had it laying around because i probably would have went with a roll of Rives BFK and printing is already hard enough i didn't need the extra thickness. Sometimes i wonder why bother with all this why not just make a painting? I do like they way they look and i don't think i could duplicate it in a painting so i guess that is reason enough.
i also don't have representation so i don't really think i will be selling many if any of these so why go through the bother of multiple blocks to make an edition if they will just be rolled up in my closet. well these are my excuses for using such an inefficient form of printmaking anyway. I am using oil based relief inks with a drop or two of burnt plate oil. i have used a small roller a little but most has been done with stiff hog bristle bushes. i use them more like dobbers then brushes most of the time. i do like the richness of the oil inks and they blend nice but i really need to look into getting some Akua Kolor because clean up sucks. Also i am short so when i get more towards the middle of the block things will even be harder. I think i will be done in three days if all goes well.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Poppies Woodcut/Monoprint 22X30 inches



I have been worrying about how my large (3ftX5ft) bamboo print will stretch during printing so i made this "white line" monoprint using oil based relief ink with a bit of burnt plate 00 oil added sometimes to thin . I like the way it turned out so i will probably go ahead and proceed with the bamboo print using oil based inks instead of watercolors and on dry paper (so i don't have to worry about paper stretch and registration) the other photo shows the original watercolor/pastel painting with the finished print next to it (i like the print better) I always think i am better when filtered through a printmaking process of some sort. the occasional drawing being the only exception.
Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Poppies
Monoprint/oil based white line woodcut print on Rives BFK Buff colored paper
image size: 18X24 inches
paper size 22X30 inches
this is a one of a kind monoprint I carved out the "white lines" from a block of wood then hand painted the image areas using relief oil based inks slightly thinned with burnt plate oil 00 then transfered to paper using a baren.
I consider each print to be an original oil painting on wood transfered onto paper.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Poppies Watercolor 22X30 inches


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Poppies
Size:22X30
Paper: Rives BFK tan
Media: watercolor, pastels and pen and ink

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exchange 46 Linoleum block print



Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Sugar Skull
paper size: 5X7 inches
image size: 5X7 inches
edition: open
Hand-colored linoleum block print on Rives BFK paper.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bamboo Forest II (white line woodcut)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Bamboo Forest II
white line woodcut print on Rives BFK
image size: 9X15 inches
paper size 11X17 inches
this is a study for a 3x5 ft. print

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bamboo Forest (white line woodcut)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title:Bamboo Forest
white line woodcut print on Rives BFK
image size: 9X15 inches
paper size 11X17 inches
This is a study for a large piece.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CrystalButterfly white line woodblock print


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: CrystalButterfly
white line woodblock print on Rives BFK
paper size 8X10 inches

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Crystal Skull (white line woodcut)


Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Crystal Skull
white line woodblock print on Rives BFK
paper size 8X10 inches

Monday, September 06, 2010

Agave (White Line Woodcut)



This one is about 8X10 printed by hand using a baren onto Rives BFK. water soluble crayons blended with finger tip.