Originally published in Windfall Magazine in 2005, here is one of the best multi-stage linoleum cuts I have ever made. Some people call this a ‘suicide block’, I called it reductive I think. After you print the first color you continue to cut the same block then print again with 2nd color, then cut more, and print again with 3rd color. My meethod was to begin with the lightest color and work towards darks. Basically, there’s no going back. all this means is that you need to start out by printing many more than you intend to end up with because there are 2 rounds of mistakes you can make.
Self Portrait As Color