‘Pardolote on a wire’ Linocut 260 x 360 mm Aug 13
I revisited my Pardelote linocut and redid it as a larger woodcut. Really happy with how it worked out, now I have more idea of how this medium works. I was able to add more detail into the background while still keeping the simplicity of the composition. It was much harder to cut in wood and I had trouble with bits chipping off, though super glue helped to save his leg!
I will be adding colour to some of the prints, but I have such a busy month it may not be till September. Here is the original drawing and the first print just for comparison.
Spotted Pardelote Lino Design
Pardalote Two colour print May 2013
This time I remembered to flip the design before transferring it onto the block. See learning has occured.
Carving the Pardalote
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‘Dancing Peas’ Sturt Desert Pea 2 Linocut 617mm x 240mm July 2013
I have started my second printmaking course, this one is where I get to learn how to use the studio and print my own work. Once I have completed this course I will be able to use the studio and print my work when ever I want.
I made this lino a few weeks ago on holidays, see the other Desert Pea post. It is large of course, I don’t often do small works. It was fairly difficult to get to print well, but I am pleased with it as it is only my third attempt at printing.
New Desert Pea
The lino being cut
It has been taken from a drawing I did in 2012 Sturt Desert Pea 2, this is one of my favorite works and I wanted to reuse the image again in a different medium and push it a bit further. The image has been flipped in the printing process.
Sturt Desert Pea 2
Coloured Pencil & Acrylic
I, of course, will be colouring in some of the prints and I am going to experiment with printing it on different papers and coloured backgrounds, so you will see this image in a number of different guises.
Although this print looks rather clean, I was far from it, some how in the course of the 2 .5 hours it took to print this lino, I manage to cover myself in ink. As my hands were covered I unconsciously touched my face (a lot of times) and had been running around the studio with an almost black face. My fellow students were most kind and didn’t laugh at me and only mentioned I had ink on my nose. When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t stop laughing, it really was covered. Lucky I checked before I walked out!
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Tagged 2013, art, australian native flower, colored pencil, coloured pencils, drawing, flower, flowers, Linocuts, printmaking, prints, relief printing, Sturt Desert Pea