Drawing Basics: Woodcut Prints or Oil Paintings?

13 Feb 2007


In the March 2007 issue of American Artist, Utah artist Brad Teare used a number of techniques to give his woodcut prints a fluid, organic quality that brings them closer in appearance to his plein air oil paintings. Here, we offer more the prints he created in response to hillsides, streams, and vegetation on the Forbes Trinchera Ranch, in Colorado. Visit Teare's website for more information.

Afternoon Walk by Brad Teare, woodcut

River Rocks by Brad Teare

Desert Crown by Brad Teare

Afternoon Walk
2002, nine-block woodcut, 9 x 10. All artwork this gallery collection the artist.
River Rocks
2005, nine-block woodcut, 11¼ x 15.
Desert Crown
2002, six-block woodcut, 8 x 9½.

Desert Blossom by Brad Teare

Cliff Shadows by Brad Teare, woodcut

Rustic Sentinels by Brad Teare, woodcut

Desert Blossom
2003, seven-block woodcut, 8 x 8½.
Cliff Shadows
2003, nine-block woodcut, 9 x 10½.
Rustic Sentinels
2003, eight-block woodcut, 9½ x 9.

Morning Solitude by Brad Teare, woodcut

Long Valley Morning by Brad Teare, woodcut

River Soliloquy by Brad Teare, woodcut

Morning Solitude
2002, 10-block woodcut, 9 x 10.
Long Valley Morning
2002, 12-block woodcut, 9 x 11.
River Soliloquy
2002, eight-block woodcut, 9 x 11.

Door Like the Sky by Brad Teare, woodcut

Clouds and Bluff by Brad Teare, woodcut

Door Like the Sky
2002, seven-block woodcut, 8 x 11½.
Clouds and Bluff
2003, seven-block woodcut, 9 x 9.

To read the complete feature on Brad Teare, check out the March 2007 issue of American Artist today!

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Kate wrote
on 18 Jan 2007 12:02 PM
Love his art. Woodcuts can lack air and light, but these are the opposite - full of light and quite alive! VKH
ehartson wrote
on 22 Jan 2007 12:49 PM
Stunning work! I was unaware that wood block prints could be so beautiful. Thank you for your article as well as the work you are doing. EH Oklahoma City