I finally completed the 'Waratahs' linocut today. I have called it "Regeneration". After the destruction that occurs in bushfires the waratah 'regenerates' from a 'lignotuber' which is a type of starchy or woody swelling found partly or fully on underground stems - like a life support system. In this print the outside leaves that are... Continue Reading →
Here are the 3 colour samples I've worked on so far - I've noticed that some computer screens really mess with the actual colours - Waratahs Watercolour 1 - has pale green outside leaves - Waratahs Watercolour 2 - has deeper sepia type colours and Waratahs Watercolour 3 - has pale sepia colours. ...still deciding...any... Continue Reading →
Have just finished and photographed the "Waratahs" linoblock - this is the first proof print to check the carving. One mistake that is glaring is on the left side down the bottom between the bract of the flower and the central panel. So will fix this tomorrow and any other minor adjustments....
Finally just finished carving the "Waratahs" linoblock. It has been a slow progress - it took all day to finish the central panel leaves. The image on the left shows the linoblock and template image. A detailed close-up is below - it shows the different types of carving including the finer linework. Now off to... Continue Reading →
Still carving away on the "Waratahs". It is slow but that's because it has some intricate carving that needs to be taken carefully. When carving small complex areas with a number 1 blade (the smallest v-shaped gouge - lino carving tool) you need to go slowly and carefully. The artists lino whilst easier to carve... Continue Reading →
Whilst I a working on with the current 'Waratahs' Linocut thought I'd just post a few of my previous linocuts using the Waratah - telopia speciosissima - as the inspiration... 1. NSW State Floral Emblem 7. 1998 Waratah 8. Wild Waratah 25. Waratah 82. Waratahs and Flannel Flowers 83. Waratah 02 96. Waratah Trio Australian... Continue Reading →