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.
This one is hand printed so the colour is not so intense and the background has been carved out.
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.