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  1. [Baren 42806] The Harrowing of Hell Latest print ("Harry French")
  2. [Baren 42807] Woodblock museum in China ... (David Bull)
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Message 1
From: "Harry French"
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:26:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42806] The Harrowing of Hell Latest print
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Greetings Bareners
I am privileged to walk past Lincoln Cathedral every week on my way to one of my favourite pubs. For the past 45 years I have taken a cursory glance as I pass at Bishop Alexander’s 12th century frieze on the west front reminding me and tourists alike of the Wages of Sin. The Harrowing of Hell has never struck my attention until earlier this year. I immediately transposed it into a five colour lino reduction print and uploaded the little frightener for you with hyper links to other woodcuts transposed from the frieze. There are also three pages of photos to show you first hand the actual frieze in its context.
BTW I have just bought a new computer and although pleased with it I did not realise my freebee web maker, software and scanner couldn’t operate on a 64 bit platform. The web pages may be a little screwed, so bear with me whilst I fathom out all the new technologies!
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Message 2
From: David Bull
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:59:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42807] Woodblock museum in China ...
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Take a look at this place!

Too bad they don't have a bit more 'content' on the website, so we
could see what they have ...


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Subject: Here's the Rub
Posted by: d. moll,

02/18/2011 Year of the Rabbit Print test rubbing

Before actually printing a test proof I like to do a rubbing from the blocks using colored pencils. What doesn't really show here is that there are two blue tones. One that is straight up and one printed either on white or that has white printed over it, depending on what works best (maybe both). The paper I plan on using has a slight neutral tone, this paper is grey, but the general effect is, hopefully, getting close.

This item is taken from the blog The Qi Papers.
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