I have finally got around to printing four new linocut prints this evening. These have been sitting ready to print for months but ‘life’ has just been too busy so far this year – hopefully there will be more time for art in the second half of the year.
Here are some images of the first ‘proof’ prints waiting to dry before painting with images of the ‘real thing’ beside them so you can envision the coloured prints.
There are two of a new series of smaller 15cm x 15cm designs,
This first one is Eucalyptus caesia – also known as ‘Silver Princess’.
The second one is a Waratah – Telopea speciocissima.
The third is a Coastal Tea Tree – Leptospermum laevigatum
Finally some flying foxes – the Grey headed Flying Fox – in amongst some Grevillea robusta – I am looking forward to painting this one in particular,
It is always interesting how I use music in the studio when printing – depending on my mood I usually make a playlist or listen to a particular artist. Today’s selection was of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Power Ballads!! I use the music to help get into a groove for printing. Printing is a process that involves the elements of even layering of ink, carefully placement of paper and printing multiple images form the block so it is important to set up a pattern of working kind of like an assembly line. I particularly liked Caren’s description over at Ampersand Duck – Be the roller, grasshopper
So today selection ‘in the groove’ included things like The commodores ‘Easy’
Now I just have to wait for the ink to dry!! Coloured prints coming soon!!