PRINTMAKING by Natalia

Block Print Carving Process
30 Degrees Drawing
2016 Tandem First Carves
Burdok Second Look
Mini Mighty Mac Registration
Beach Lookout First Prints
Beach Lookout Production

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1. Draw.   2. Carve.   3. Print.

 

Those are the three steps Natalia takes to create a wood or linoleum block print.  It's a practice dating back hundreds of years that she learned while studying studio arts in college. The art form originated in Asia and has gone through many transformations following changes in culture and advancements in technology. 

 

"When I was first introduced to block printing I was instantly drawn to the beautiful texture created with the carving tools. It's challenging and exciting to carve away the negative space in an image and create the intricate details that make each design unique." – Natalia 

 

Natalia's linoleum block prints are original, limited edition designs based on her drawings of iconic and tucked away scenes of Michigan, especially those found on Mackinac Island, Mich. Scroll through the images below the sketch of "30 Degrees" to learn more about the printmaking process!

 

To view Natalia's entire print portfolio of original art and notecards,  please visit her printmaking website: peninsula-prints.com.  Or, shop on our sister site at mainstreetartmilford.com.

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PRINT portfolio
Trail Lookout
Trail Lookout

Grand Prize Winner | 2019 Contemporary Art Show, Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

Arch Rock From Below
Arch Rock From Below

6" x 8" multi-colored lino block

Peninsula shoreline
Peninsula shoreline

black & white lino block

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace

mixed media lino block

Hotel Iroquois #1
Hotel Iroquois #1

black & white lino block

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel

multi-color lino block, 2018 (limited edition of 36) Finalist, "Landscapes of Mackinac" juried exhibition at the Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

Brown's Brook
Brown's Brook

black & white lino block

Schwinn
Schwinn

multi-color lino block

30 Degrees
30 Degrees

black & white lino block, 10" x 8", 2015 (limited edition of 18) Finalist, "Waters of Mackinac" juried exhibition at the Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

Foggy Finish
Foggy Finish

multi-color lino block, 6" x 8"

Mighty Mac
Mighty Mac

6" x 8" black & white lino block, 2018

Home
Home

Commissioned Block Print, multi-color lino block, 2018 Finalist, "Landscapes of Mackinac" juried exhibition at the Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

Round Island Lighthouse
Round Island Lighthouse

5" x 7" lino block (2015, limited edition run of 18)

Dreaming of Mackinac Island
Dreaming of Mackinac Island

Mixed Media Screen Print, 3" x 4", 2017

Below the Arch
Below the Arch

5" x 7" lino block (2016, limited edition run of 18) depicting Arch Rock from the shoreline.

Drey Team On The Dock
Drey Team On The Dock

lino block, 8" x 10", 2017

Beach Lookout
Beach Lookout

5" x 7" black & white lino block, 2015

Forever Friends
Forever Friends

6" x 8" multi-color lino block, 2017 (limited edition run of 5)

Our Girl
Our Girl

black & white lino block

Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo

6" x 8" multi-color lino block, 2017 (limited edition run of 5)

Wawashkamo Golf Club Gates
Wawashkamo Golf Club Gates

Commissioned Print, black & white lino block, 2018 (limited edition run of 1). The print raised $700 in auction to support WAWA's nonprofit restoration fund.

Black Eyed Susans
Black Eyed Susans

6" x 8" multi-color lino block, 2016. The print was created plein air during a fundraiser for the Mackinac Arts Council.

Liliana on the Beach
Liliana on the Beach

6" x 8" black & white lino block, 2018

Bumblebee on Perennial Cornflower
Bumblebee on Perennial Cornflower

6" x *8 mixed media lino block

Lady's Slipper Pair _ Black & White Lino
Lady's Slipper Pair _ Black & White Lino

6" x 8" black & white lino block