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.
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.
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!