Screen Prints by John Miller

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Moonlight on Basswood
Moonlight on Basswood, 2020, Screen print, 15" W x 17" T
Walking the Dog
Walking the Dog, 2015, Screen print, 22.25" W x 21" T
Water and Stone
Water and Stone, 2017, Screen print, 16.25" W x 15" T
The Turn Around Tree
The Turn Around Tree, 2017, Screen print, 12.875" W x 15" T
To Each their Own
To Each their Own, 2017, Screen print, 12" W x 13.25" T
The Spillway
The Spillway, 2015, Screen print, 15" W x 15.25" T
Saganagons Ishizuki
Saganagons Ishizuki, 2018, Screen print, 16" W x 15.5" T
Old Guard
Old Guard, 2016, Screen print, 15.25" W x 17.5" T
Moonrise on North Bay
Moonrise on North Bay, 2019, Screen print, 16" W x 15" T
Walking the Dog-II
Walking the Dog-II, 2015, Screen print, 22.25" W x 21" T
Full Moon with Hazy Sky
Full Moon with Hazy Sky, 2017, Screen print, 19.25" W x 15" T
Jackpine on Ima
Jackpine on Ima, 2019, Screen print, 18" W x 15" T
From the Island looking North
From the Island looking North, 2018, Screen print, 10.5" W x 7.5" T
Dragon in the Forest
Dragon in the Forest, 2019, Screen print, 10.5" W x 7.5" T
The Changing Tree
The Changing Tree, 2017, Screen print, 20.5" W x 15" T
Breaker, 2017, Screen print, 15" W x 15" T

Screen printing is a stencil printing method. The printer pushes ink through open areas in a fabric mesh. Ink is either present or not on the paper so the appearance of nuanced gradations is difficult to achieve. This in itself adds both challenge and opportunity. The work around is based on graphic shapes as multiple dots or lines or as a "split fountain" method of blending colors as they are forced through the mesh opening.

The printing method is messy and challenging because so much can move around since fabric mesh stretches. Registration of colors is very difficult. It is best to design a print with these challenges in mind in order to make print production as forgiving as possible.