Ellen Rosenthal

Handmade Relief Block Printing


Email: efrosevalley@gmail.com

Artist Statement

As a printmaker, I specialize in hand-pulled Relief Block Prints that interpret the natural world of flora and fauna, landscapes, still lifes, along with other subject matter. All of my block prints are based on my original drawings that are transferred to a block, which is carved and then inked and then hand-printed by me. All my block prints are “Fine Art Originals” and are signed as part of an open or a closed edition. (Please note, my block prints are not Giclées nor digital reproductions, which many artists nowadays refer to as “prints”).

Block printing is a very old art form, and I enjoy the creative challenges of expanding my art practice through using different printmaking papers, adding color with multi-colored reduction prints, experimenting with collage elements, and using color pencil or mixed media enhancements. The creative possibilities of relief block printing are endless!

In addition to joining the Artists Undertaking Gallery, I also am a juried member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, and an artist member of the Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, VA. You can always check my newest art activities on my Instagram page: https://instagram.com/erosenthalprintmaker

“Summer Bouquet”

Handmade Relief Block Print

“Starry Night”

Handmade Relief Block Print

“Winter Blooms”

Handmade Block Relief Print

“Tabletop with Tulips”

Block Print Collage

“Dream Traveler”

Block Print

“Spring Beauty”

Block Print Collage

“Dogwood Duo”

Block Print

“Sunny Afternoon”

Block Print

“Natural Bridge”

Block Print

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