Tag Archives: Linocuts

New print project: Aspects of Humanity

My Connectivity print project is slowly coming along but in between print days at Hazelhurst studio I’ve revisited the figure line drawings I did last year and added more to my collection.   You can see some of the lino prints … Continue reading

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Lino: Silhouette Trees

I may veer off to the side sometimes but I always return to unfinished projects. A year ago I played with two similar linocuts, positive and negative images, but only got as far as a plain black print of each.  … Continue reading

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Wine and cheese linocut: Final stage

How to focus a mind in turmoil…… Loving this project but my brain has been well over-stimulated and darting in multiple directions, even though nothing much has yet made it onto the blog. First: I drew some cheese. Nice, but … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what inspires ideas

Today I was flattening and tearing up boxes for recycling.  Being too lazy to move from my seat in the sun to go and find a Stanley knife to help carve up some of the larger sections I just set … Continue reading

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Lino: Positive & negative proofs

After further cutting on my first plate, it was time to take a new print proof of both the positive and negative images. Loving the start point for this project.  More work to do yet though.

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Lino: Working in positive & negative.

Back in February I was messing around with paper-making and tea-staining (blog post here) and, using Photoshop, I ‘cut’ out a couple of random tree shapes (yes I’m still in my tree phase!). Some of the actual tea-stained paper was … Continue reading

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Exhibition: G. W. Bot

Riverbed Glyphs 3-22 May 2016, Australian Galleries, Sydney. My wish to see this exhibition was primarily to view the artist’s linoprints but on arrival I was greeted with much more. I first asked who G.W. Bot is and was told … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 14: Prints

I did further work on my lino to improve the design, took a rubbing to test it, and reworked the surface of my foamex monoprint base. The impasto medium doesn’t dry 100% on the foamex, it remains slightly tacky even … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 14: Selecting techniques

Planning the print process I really enjoyed Project 13 despite the length of time it took me to get through it.  I’m going to build on the techniques I used to create the carousel horses prints.  Some of the points … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Further prints.

I know I’m supposed to be moving on but I just couldn’t resist another couple of horse prints.  Yes, I’ve completed the exercise but where’s the fun if that’s all I aspire to do?  So I dedicated today to play … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Final prints

The monoprints have been made using a base of 3mm foamex board which has had some markings made in it.  Using a lino tool I cut a few flower outlines, cardboard diamonds were placed on the clean surface and the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Design & proof lino prints

After my ‘freeing’ experience in the woodcutting and painting workshop last week I decided to get out my rarely used Brusho paints and try to roughly produce some images of horses.  This was to be a quick exercise, with no … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 3: On-line submission

Developing relief prints Task 1 (Project 8) Select two prints of a reduction method linoprint Brief critical statement Both pieces are on Arches 88 and relate back to my post of 7/5/2015. It’s a complex design with many narrow lines … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Completing the print

Reduction printing using a variety of tools + dab printing After my last post I made a few small adjustments to the placement and choice of  components for this design and ended up with – It has a more balanced … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: To panic or not?

According to my own work schedule I’m vastly overdue with this assignment and I’m getting a little panicky as this will have a knock-on effect as I continue to the next part of the course. So I have a couple … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Review

Firstly consider the marks you have been able to make.  Does a theme spring to mind when you see them?  They might remind you of the textures in a landscape or the effect of light on water.  Can you see … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Designing using experimental marks

This project doesn’t actually ask us to create a design using some of the experimental tools we’ve been using on lino, however it does ask us to speculate in what circumstances these random marks might be useful.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Further experimental marks

My husband pointed out to me that the marks/indentations I got from these eyelet spreaders weren’t great because I was working on a table instead of on a more solid base.  As the punches hit the lino the table absorbed … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Printing the experimental marks

I’m quite fond of Sepia, the warmth and depth of the colour attracts me.  So this project has initially been printed using this. The above image is purely to show which tools were used for each cut section so I … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Mark-making

Experimental mark-making on lino. In this project I’m experimenting with unusual items to create cuts, scratches and texture on lino.  Hopefully some of these marks will result in more random outcomes than the linework formed using the regular cutters. Left: … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 2: Tutor feedback response – Angie Lewin & Clare Curtis

The points made by my tutor I wish to draw on for this response relate to her guidance regarding other printmakers I may find of interest. Whilst I feel that I’ve floundered around a lot during the first half of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Perspective in printing

Looking further at Edward Bawden and his works. (Along with my own photography) In project 7 I recently researched Edward Bawden and his son Richard.  Edward was known in particular for his linocuts of stations, markets and building exteriors and … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 2: First relief prints

This assignment is being submitted by post to my tutor.  Here are the prints I have chosen from this section: Task 1 (Project 5) Two printed test cuts + original linocut and details of cutters used: (Blog post 14/11/2014)  The … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints (part 3)

Yes, that’s right, I’ve had another go at it even though I said I was moving on.  I can’t seem to let it go until I’ve figured out how to get these prints right – and I’ve finally done it. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Review

During this project did you experience any problems or difficulties?  Can you identify ways to solve them? I think it’s fair to say that the questions above have been asked and answered in every post as I’ve worked my way … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Research Point

Look at the work of Edward Bawden, and his son, contemporary printmaker Richard Bawden.  Take a close look at how they have worked with multiple blocks.  What can you learn from them? Edward Bawden (1903-1989) The first time I came … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints (part 2)

At the end of my last post I had decided to move to using print press runners and hand alignment, abandoning the jig. At the same time, I also decided to try some lighter weight Japanese papers without dampening them. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints

Circles prints. I’m getting good ink coverage on my print transfers and the new inking up process is working well, as are my good quality rollers. I have a range of 3 layer prints, none of which I feel are … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: A new start

A lot has happened since the preparation for this project back in January (post here) and I’ve started my design again from scratch.  I’ll go back and revisit the Hobbit house image later perhaps. I’ve reverted to one of my … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 5 revisited.

Having printed some new images for project 6 and with my new roller having arrived today I thought that a few practice pieces were in order whilst trying it out.  Hence the reason for back-tracking and printing a few more … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6 revisited.

Since the monotype workshop last week I’ve been practicing my printing techniques, right from preparing the inks, through to rolling on the work space, rolling ink onto the lino and preparing and printing through my press.  Things have improved enormously … Continue reading

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The perils and pitfalls of printing

8 months ago I started the OCA course Printmaking 1.  It has been 8 months of unrewarding difficulty, constant print problems, severe and extended angst and a loss of confidence, motivation and drive.  I’m not satisfied with much of the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Shell linoprint.

The aim of this exercise, for my own gratification, was to create a lino print with a sense of movement. I also wanted to play with a reduced colour palette, altering the quantities of the chosen colours to create different … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Sketchbook, shell linoprint.

Everyone draws shells.  It feels like a beginner project and something that every hand holding a pencil has to have a go at.  I know many of my friends have drawn some wonderful examples, but not me. It’s a demonstration … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Single colour linocut – Shoe

Working from this drawing I made a few months ago my aim was to translate it into a single colour linocut whilst maintaining as much detail as possible. The questions I started with were: Can I create a dimensional image … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 5: Learning to linocut

Lino sampler. I took a 20x30cm lino piece, marked it into 5cm squares and explored my cutting tools.  I started by using one tool per section and progressed to mixing them to achieve more complex patterns. Pictured above are the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Part 2: Linocuts – Equipment & set-up.

Preparing workspace and equipment. The workbench remains the same with the glass sheets to mix colours and roll ink but an additional area has been prepared for cutting the lino. Above left to right: This first set of 6 cutting … Continue reading

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