Well anyone who has followed me on this blog for a while will know I LOVE Waratahs. There is such a majesty & structural quality to these particular Australian wildflowers not withstanding their bright red colouring with deep green leaves & the fact the flowers occur on long stems coming up from the ground. They... Continue Reading →
The linocut 'Blue Mountains Wildflowers' is really a step back in time for me on many levels. As I've spoken about before I love the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, it has such a rugged beauty & the flora & fauna is integral to the whole region. The Blue Mountains has a strong Art... Continue Reading →
Just a little Gallery of images from the Launch Event for my current exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina. The Gallery was renovated after my launch & now has some lovely timber doors out onto the Gallery Cafe deck which has certainly enhanced the space for visitors.
Well today I tackled the first printing of this new design. I set up the print studio and rolled out the ink onto the glass plate ready to ink the carved lino block. You get an impression of how the print will actually look printed from the first roll of the black ink onto the... Continue Reading →
Well I have been steadily working on the linocut carving. Took a break for a day yesterday but back at it today. Started with the final central waratah that needed carving. I have already carved the outline with a final linocut carving tool to start. I then use a v or u gouge tool to... Continue Reading →