I had a big surprise tonight. I had met Jack, the man whose workshop I painted on my first day in Revelstoke, at his souvenir shop in town. He told me that he started his silkscreen business in partnership with a fellow called Richard Farrell, who did woodblock prints. My ears pricked up: anything to do with printmaking has me hooked. Well it turns out this guy is a master Mokuhanga printmaker. This is a technique I have been trying to learn, and for most people it takes a lifetime to become even moderately proficient. I was knocked out by the quality of Richard’s work. Here are just a few of the pictures that I was kindly allowed to photograph at Jack’s house.
Aren’t they beautiful! They are made using multiple layers, in the style of the Japanese woodblock prints.