Pardalote Two colour print
Here is my second linocut. It is a Spotted Pardelote, which is a tiny finch like bird that used to nest in the banks on our property near Castlemaine. They are lovely little birds. The colours are not right, but as this is only a practice piece while learning the techniques we didn’t have a choice of colour.
Pardalote print Red
This is what is called a reduction print. You carve out all the areas that you want to leave white (or the colour of the paper) then print with your next colour, in this case red. Then you carve out the areas that you want red and print with your next colour, in this case black. You can keep printing as many colours you like, but two was enough for our experiment.
I was really happy with how the bird turned out and can’t wait to do another one of this image with the right colouring. I think a woodcut.
Posted in 2013 Artwork, Printmaking
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Sturt Desert Pea Hand coloured pencil
I have printed my Desert Pea Lino cut. Very happy with my first lino cut in more than 20 years. This was a single colour print in black, printed on a press and I have hand coloured this one with coloured pencils. Of course! The press we printed it one was really lovely, a 1860s, huge wrought iron number with great big levers and gorgeous scroll work. They don’t make them like that any more.
Here is an uncoloured one. I went back and carved out the background for the next ones, for a bit of a different look.
Sturt Desert Pea Hand Printed
This one is hand printed so the colour is not so intense and the background has been carved out.
Sturt Desert Pea Hand Printed Rice paper
Again this was hand printed, but onto Japanese rice paper and the printed is much darker. This I really love and will doing more of. (The image is chopped off because I scanned it around the wrong way!!!, but you get the idea).
I am currently on a little holiday for a quick week off work while I have a moment in a very busy year. Sitting at Deans March (behind Lorne on the Great Ocean Road), stunning beaches and forest, that would be rain forest as it has been raining constantly for the last 24 hours. Still cosy inside my cottage with the wood fire, my little dog and new lino cutting tools and loads of lino and wood to cut. Great Big Happy sigh.
Hannah ‘Sleepy head’
New Desert Pea lino
Posted in 2013 Artwork, Australian Natives, Printmaking
Tagged art, colored pencil, coloured pencils, flower, flowers, Lino cut, native flowers, printmaking, prints, relief printing, Sturt Desert Pea