Tomorrow morning I leave for a week in Provincetown on beautiful Cape Cod. Provincetown is the birthplace of the uniquely American method of woodblock printing known as "white line woodcut." In this method, only one block is used and colors are applied one at a time rather than having a separate block for each color. Blanche Lazzell, whose work is shown above, is probably the most well-known of these Provincetown printmakers. A brief history of the white line print can be found at this link.
See you next week!