Karina Baluyut

painter

Japanese Woodblock Printing
Last week I attended an ukiyo-e workshop at Ayala Museum. They flew in a Japanese master artisan who practices the beautiful art of inking intricately carved wood blocks to produce these charming prints. For every color, a new block is inkbrushed and washed with a pigment-rich solution. Then this layer is pressed onto paper and a mirror image is “stamped” to its surface. Precision and skill are exercised to ensure perfect registration and alignment of each layer of color to achieve the final image. Shown here are his porcelain ink cups. The picture he used for demonstration is the very famous wave scene of Japan’s national treasure, Hokusai. The light blues, deep ultramarines, whisper-fine black line drawings, the soft texture of the rice paper, and how it just magically absorbed the ink, all gelled together in this touching image. The Japanese aesthetic is simple, intricate, subtle in its nuances but extremely moving. With Amanda, a fellow creative, we could not contain our joy.


Japanese Woodblock Printing

Last week I attended an ukiyo-e workshop at Ayala Museum. They flew in a Japanese master artisan who practices the beautiful art of inking intricately carved wood blocks to produce these charming prints. For every color, a new block is inkbrushed and washed with a pigment-rich solution. Then this layer is pressed onto paper and a mirror image is “stamped” to its surface. Precision and skill are exercised to ensure perfect registration and alignment of each layer of color to achieve the final image. Shown here are his porcelain ink cups. The picture he used for demonstration is the very famous wave scene of Japan’s national treasure, Hokusai. The light blues, deep ultramarines, whisper-fine black line drawings, the soft texture of the rice paper, and how it just magically absorbed the ink, all gelled together in this touching image. The Japanese aesthetic is simple, intricate, subtle in its nuances but extremely moving. With Amanda, a fellow creative, we could not contain our joy.

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