The White line Woodcut started in Provincetown, MA. in 1915 by a group of 7 artists, therefore it is also known as the Provincetown Print.
The original sketch of the image is transferred by carbon paper onto one piece of wood and with an xacto knife V cuts are made in the wood following these lines to separate the colors.
Printmaking paper is then attached at the top of the wood with push pins to guarantee continued registration
during the printing process.
With watercolors, one small area of the wood is painted with a brush, the paper is dropped over the block and with the back of a spoon the area is rubbed to transfer the paint onto the paper.
This process is done quickly because the paint dries rapidly and is repeated until the entire image has been completed.
With each printing, the entire block is repainted, therefore no two pieces are identical and all pieces are original works.