I have started my relief printing course and have done the first two sessions. So much fun! It combines a whole stack of processes that I love and my style of art really lends itself to this medium. You get to draw, carve, print and colour in, plus you have prints to keep, sell and give away. Happy sigh.
We started out with a single colour linocut on a very rubbery lino, which was easy to carve. especially as I have memories of trying to carve old, tough lino at school. I used an image from a earlier drawing of the sturt desert peas, love recycling and trying images out in another way.
We did another lino print using proper lino and it will be a two colour reduction print. For this one a drew this lovely little pardelote, a tiny spotted bird that used to visit our property when I lived in Castlemaine.
As my prints are still drying at school I have my drawing to share with you, next week I will have images of the actual print to share.
Talk soon Karen