Bill Ritchie Work in California
Margaret K. Sainio, M.D. Collection
Facsimile of Margaret'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. Catalog No. pr650705ritB. Other impressions are in the collections of Joe Fedderson (given to the Tacoma Art Museum), Dr. Saul Schluger, Mrs. L. Roman, and the Ritchie Family. Others 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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