6/24/15

T.B.P.S. IN NASHVILLE, TN!


















Tugboat Printshop is headed South to Nashville, TN, next week for the holiday weekend & we're bringing all of our latest woodcuts for a special woodcut showcase at Hey Rooster General Store
Join us for an America the Beautiful-themed Tugboat Printshop July Pop-up Opening Party on Thursday, July 2nd from 5:30-8pm! Woodcut prints for show & sell alongside American beers & treats! 

Hey Rooster General Store
1106 Gallatin Avenue Nashville, TN 37206

Good times, good vibes, good prints!

6/23/15

T.B.P.S. IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN!













Excited to be making the trip to Minneapolis, MN this weekend! We'll be exhibiting Tugboat Printshop woodcuts at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking Open Portfolio IV! T.B.P.S. prints will be available for view & purchase during the 2nd session this Saturday, June 27, from 3:30-5pm. 


Let us if there are certain prints you'd like to buy in person! We'll be sure to bring them along with us!

6/18/15

T.B.P.S. SHOWROOM
















Tugboat Printshop is open every Friday at our new shop location in Lawrenceville from 10am-4pm! Today, we'll have the new "DAISY BOUQUET" woodcuts ready for pick-up & some rare framed etchings & drawings available for take-home too! Stop by & say hi!

TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP
2nd Floor | Radiant Hall
4514 Plummer St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

(MAP)

"DAISY BOUQUET" WOODCUT PRINT


20" x 16" Woodcut Print on Natural Kitakata Paper
Valerie Lueth + Paul Roden, 2015.

EDITION OF 100 PRINTS.

6/11/15

"DAISY BOUQUET" WOODCUT, 1st PROOF!


20" x 16" Woodcut on Natural Kitakata
Tugboat Printshop (Valerie & Paul), 2015.

While we wile away the hours on large & super intensive projectswe keep a lot of drawings on wood in progress going behind the scenes. Sometimes we get so excited about a new image, we have to make it! In that spirit, of new things growing & summer awakeningwe introduce a surprise new woodcut print!

still-life composition, printed from 2 woodblocks in dark & light, the "DAISY BOUQUET" is a pretty & classic print. Blossoms fringed with white-tinted petals burst from branching stems. Whimsical patterns of star shaped pollens tip each flower's center.

















Simple, serene. Get a "DAISY BOUQUET" from the online shop HERE!

2ND BLOCK FOR 'DAISIES'


The 2nd block for the "DAISY BOUQUET" woodcut. 
Prints all of the white-tinted flower petals & dots in the centers.

See the 1st printer's proof HERE!

6/9/15

"DAISY BOUQUET" WOODCUT PROGRESS

 

Some details from the carving of the key block for the "DAISY BOUQUET" woodcut. Big blooms burst from branching stems, each blossom fringed with white-tinted petals (the 2nd block prints this petal color). Flower centers are tipped with a varying patternwork of star-snapped pollens

A still-life composition, printed from 2 woodblocks in dark & light, the "DAISY BOUQUET" is a pretty & classic print.

The "DAISY BOUQUET" print has now been proofed and is currently in production here at our shop! Stay tuned for printing photos & see the print here!

6/3/15

"LOG" WOODCUT PRINT

O, the magic of the forest! The final "LOG" prints are delicate & lovely, with colors harmonious and peaceful, yet blazing and alive! The print has an otherworldly glow, radiating a life pulse in its careful combination of wild patterns & electric pastels. So happy that this image has finally made its way into being!

The cheerfully colored print is a rumination on the cycle of life. The "LOG" supports an intricate and beautiful fern and fungal ikebana, all growing from the decay of the severed tree limb. The fleeting beauty of the smaller growing organisms is fed by the death of the sturdier tree. 

Limited edition prints are HERE!

6/2/15

DAISY BOUQUET - COMING JUNE 5!

















Playing, inspired by all the new spring growth, pencil sketches starting directly on on wood and blossoming forth into pen drawings that are now being made into woodcuts! 
This one will be some combo of classic black & white on natural toned paper, a daisy bouquet
The 'Daisies' woodcut print will debut online in this Friday's Tugboat Printshop newsletter! (June 5th, 2015) Sign up to our mailing list to be the 1st to see & get an original printed copy of the finished b&w print: www.tugboatprintshop.com

BIG RED!

The red block for the "OVERLOOK" woodcut is now carved, making 3 color blocks. We just proofed the 3 together with the key and now begin the process of going back to each of the blocks to refine, carve more, and fine tune how the colors will layer in the finished print. Throughout this process, we'll also be making one more block, which will add shadows, more greens, and a deeper dimension to space within the tiered landscape. Shouldn't be too long and we'll have a solid 1st proof to share! 

5/15/15

NEW SHOP HOURS!


















Tugboat Printshop will be open all Fridays here-on-out in our new artist space at RADIANT HALL! 

NEW SHOP HOURS! Fridays 10am-4pm

Find the T.B.P.S. Woodcut Showrooma cozy gallery-style spot for browsing framed & unframed prints, at 4514 Plummer St., 2nd Floor, Lawrenceville Pittsburgh 15201. 

Look for the sign out front the brick warehouse building labeled RADIANT HALL (it's a cooperative artist studio space!) that says 'OPEN WOODCUTS!' That's us!

Today, Paul will be carving on the "OVERLOOK" red block, so you can see that in action too if you stop by. Cool!












5/12/15

BLUE, RED, YELLOW FOR OVERLOOK

























1, 2, 3 color woodblocks so far for the "OVERLOOK"! Plus the key block makes 4 (the key is the detail block, printed in a dark tone, see that on our site). Shouldn't be long & we'll be headed to press to begin the process of inking & proofing! Size of this print will be about 44" tall by 28" wide, bleed off the paper edges. 

Everything we make is totally handmade, drawn & carved & printed by hand. This process takes time, but yields really dramatic results! The blocks above will be carved even more as the print develops on press. An additional 4th color block will be carved to add even more rich color tone after we see these three above proofed together with the key. 

5/1/15

NEW! T.B.P.S. WOODCUT SHOWROOM!






















Come see Tugboat Printshop's new "Showroom"--a space for browsing original woodcut prints. This intimate, gallery-style setting will feature woodcut prints new and old, framed and unframedOur newest print, "LOG", will be available for pick-up or framing during our 1st opening event May 8th!

Tugboat Printshop Woodcut Showroom

2nd Floor | 4514 Plummer St. 

Lawrenceville | Pittsburgh, PA

May 8, 5-8pm

RSVP THE EVENT HERE or just show up!

EDITIONING "LOG" (YELLOW)



















In production on the "LOG" woodcut print this week, we'll start shipping orders out from Pittsburgh on May 8th! Local pick-up available at our new woodcut showroomHere, printing the first block, yellow!