RELIEF PRINTS BY BRUCE DOCKER

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

LIGHT PIERCES THE VEIL



Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper - Actual print size is 7 x 5"
Edition of 15 prints
$40.00 each including shipping








The late afternoon sun shines through the trees
creating long, dark shadows. The bright light distorts
the trunks and branches of the trees creating
a passage to push through.


I finished printing the series, cleaned everything up
and stepped back to admire my work.


Friday, September 16, 2011

PROJECT COMPLETE

PRINTS


The Littlest Print Exchange Box-folio
came and it is amazing! Like Christmas.
The shear range of art is a joy.


If you missed it, The Littlest Print Exchange is a juried trade
of tiny 3" x 3" art prints.
Each artist was asked to make an edition of 50 prints
which were then collated into 50 portfolios.
You can see more here.
This years portfolio won't be posted for a couple of weeks, though.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

AFTERNOON SHADE

EDITION OF 52 COMPLETE


Cutting the plate at 3x3 inches wasn't as
tough as I thought it would be. The hard part was all
the little 3x3 inch pieces of paper.



I'll package them all up and get them shipped off tomorrow.



I have about 10 prints that I still have to trim
down to 3x3 inches. I look forward to seeing all
the other 49 prints. Check below for more info.



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NEW PROJECT



The Littlest Print Exchange is an annual juried trade
of tiny art prints. Fifty artists are each invited to
submit an edition of 50 prints and in turn receive
a complete portfolio of 50 prints from all 50
contributing artists. Artists are from the U.S. and
many other countries.
______________________
I'm pleased to be participating in this project
this year. All print entries are on 3" x 3" paper.
This will be a challenge, because it is so much smaller
than I usually work and I plan to work in linoleum.
______________________
Click here to see the 2 previous portfolios.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

AFTERNOON SHADE

FIRST PROOF


Still have some work to do along the fence shadow and some other areas.
The small size of the block makes working with my tools tricky. The tools
never really seemed large before. Old eyes perhaps, or old glasses.

3" x 3"



This will be an edition of fifty
plus one for the organizer to sell
to fund the project.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

NEW PROJECT

FABLE OF THE WALKING TREES - THE MUG


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - THE MUG


I used a couple of my prints to make mugs and was really happy
with the way they came out. In addition to this one, which is
assembled from sections of "Dia De Los Muertos", I also used
"The Fable of the Walking Trees" which wrapped around the
mug very nicely.

_____________________________________________

NEW PROJECT



The Littlest Print Exchange is an annual juried trade
of tiny art prints. Fifty artists are each invited to
submit an edition of 50 prints and in turn receive
a complete portfolio of 50 prints from all 50
contributing artists. Artists are from the U.S. and
many other countries.
______________________
I'm pleased to be participating in this project
this year. All print entries are on 3" x 3" paper.
This will be a challenge, because it is so much smaller
than I usually work and I plan to work in linoleum.
______________________
Click here to see the 2 previous portfolios.




Friday, December 4, 2009

SWAY




Copyright 2008,Bruce Docker
Woodcut, 7 x 5"
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15
$40.00 each






Here is a scene from my backyard, taken
from a drawing that I did last fall. I also
made a painting of this scene. I like how the long
shadows mimic the tall tree trunks and
the fence slashes across the middle.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SWAN


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Linocut, 9x6"
(paper size 11 1/2 x 9")
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15
$40.00 each





Tuesday, January 6, 2009

LATE NIGHT BEER RUN


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Linocut, 7 x 9"
(paper size - 9 1/4 x 11 1/2")
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15 prints
$50.00 each






I finished the final cuts on this and have completed
the printing of the edition. This is a print
of my local convenience store at
about midnight. The scene has lights coming
from every direction, from inside the store, the sign,
the canopy and the pumps.

Friday, December 26, 2008

DAYDREAMING


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Woodcut - 5 x 7"
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15 prints
$40.00 each








This is my response to the current challenge
from Different Strokes from Different Folks
The goal is to complete a portrait of another artist
and that person does your portrait.
This is Sara from Portugal
I am happy with the portrait, I believe she
is also.

Monday, December 22, 2008

CAUGHT IN THE STORM


Copyright 2008, BruceDocker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15 prints
Woodcut, 5 x 7"
$40.00 each
includes shipping in the U.S.










I carved this in a maple block. The wood was so hard
that I spent more time sharpening my tools
than I did carving. I can see how the hardness
of the wood would be an advantage on a big
edition, but I'm more of a now kind of guy.
I think linoleum and small editions are more
to my liking now.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15 prints
Linocut, 5 x 7"
$40.00
Includes shipping in U.S.








Saturday, December 13, 2008

TORN CURTAIN - FINAL PROOF


Woodcut 5x7"
I'm nearing completion of this block. It is another based
on drawings from my backyard. Here the sun
is just a couple of hours from setting and is
beginning to shine through the lower branches,
silhouetting and distorting everything
in its path.

Monday, December 8, 2008

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based onk on Hosho paper
Edition of 25 prints
Linocut, 9 x 2 "
$25.00 each
including shipping in U.S.







This was fun figuring out an interesting
subject and composition for such
an odd shape of linoleum.
Somehow there is something more casual
and free about printmaking. I have a hard time
seeing myself making a painting like this.
Yet, I like this a lot.
bd

Sunday, December 7, 2008

KARIN'S SHOES


Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper
Edition of 15 prints
Woodcut 7 x 5"
$40.00








I really liked this weeks challenge at DSDF
But, instead of painting it I obviously decided to
make a block print. I think a woodcut fits the
subject matter well.


Monday, December 1, 2008

FABLE OF THE WALKING TREES



Here is the final print.
Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper, Block size 5 x 14"
Edition of 15 prints
$80.00 each including shipping










Picture of a full size print.




Detail from the right side of the print.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

FABLE OF THE WALKING TREES-in progress

'THE FABLE OF THE WALKING TREES'
I began printing this series today, I'm about halfway
through. Here are some pictures of my progress.




I'll post a good picture of a finished print
when I complete the series.
The block size is 5 x 14"



Monday, November 17, 2008

THE PRAIRIE MAENADS

Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based ink on Hosho paper - Actual print size is 5x7"
Edition of 15 prints.
$40.00 each including shipping.











Sunday, November 16, 2008

A STONE IN THE RIVER OF DUST



Copyright 2008, Bruce Docker
Oil based print ink on Hosho paper - Actual print size is 5x7"
Edition of 15 prints (no proofs)
$40.00 inc. shipping










This shows the relative size of the paper compared to the print. The Hosho paper is very thick compared to the other papers I have used in the past. It is very soft and takes the ink well.

Friday, November 7, 2008

HISTORY


THE LONER



LINOCUT
#1 of 10


PORTRAIT

MONOTYPE - Brush and ink print


RECUMBENT

MONOTYPE



THE PROPHET

MONOTYPE - Brush and ink print



FRANKENSTIEN IIThree block linocut
Proof






NIETZSCHE

This a linocut. It hangs in my home still.
It is a copy of an engraving from an old
Nietchze book. I like old engravings and
it was a challenge to do it in linoleum.
There is no credit given in the book to
the artist who printed the original.
# 15 of 15




BREAKFAST

There was a time I would have cigarettes
and coffee for breakfast, but I quit the smokes
years ago.
Linocut.
Proof




DOUBLE SHOT

Woodcut. A camera and
a liquor bottle.
Proof


NIGHT


An interesting nude, and the only print
I still have from this series.
Linocut - Proof




FRANKENSTEIN

A simple two color print on linoleum.
Similar in style to some paintings I
was doing at about the same time,
early '80s.
Proof



REEDS

A very simple, Japanese inspired
woodcut. Very small, about 7x3".
# 1 of 4




LOVERS

'The Lovers' was influenced by German
Expressionist print making. This is
a linocut about 8x6".
# 1 of 20



THE MARINER

The Mariner is a lonely man having
a drink or more, straight from the bottle
late at night. It is a linocut.
#3 of 20




HEAD II

This is a 12x8" woodcut. I always felt
the grain of the wood added to the
effectiveness of the print.




TWINS

This is a linocut about 6x6". It's very simple,
but I have always liked it.
#2 of 25




HEAD I

This was among the first prints I ever did.
It is a linocut that I finished in school.
I probably copied the image from a
photograph or a concert poster.