(some extracts from 'The Relief Print')

[Baren] Editor's Introduction

Topics covered in these articles:

Target audience:

Although the latter two articles describe linoleum printmaking methods, everything there is directly applicable to woodblock work as well. The Watsons' specific techniques of registration and press work are not suitable for anyone working in water-based pigments, or using hand burnishing methods (a baren, etc.), but the descriptions of how they build up the image block by block, and how these blocks combine to create artistic effects, is useful no matter what techniques are used to actually pull the image.

The story by Mr. Kent is a technical explanation of how the Watsons work, while the story by Mr. Watson himself is more concerned with artistic aspects of his printmaking. A read-through of both is necessary to get a good overview of their process.