Bill Ritchie Work in Washington State
in the

H. L. Roman Collection

Facsimile of Ms. Roman's print

Tree with Leaves

Specifications: Print. Relief, woodcut. Green, blue, black and ochre. Image 14 1/2" x 13 1/2" on 16 1/2" x 15" white Japanese paper. Signed lower right. Also in collections of Joe Fedderson (given to the Tacoma Art Museum), Margaret K. Sainio, M.D., and Dr. Saul Schluger. Catalog No. pr650705ritB. Other impressions are in the collections of and the Ritchie Family. Two were sold at the International League sale in Footill College and from Bill's one-man show for the USIA in Turkey.

Artist comment: All that summer and autumn of 1965 in San Jose I tried to figure out how to get the color and feeling of Japanese woodblock printing. I added white to my oil-based inks. I didn't believe what the textbooks said: waterbase ink on the block and hand-rubbed!

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