Saturday, August 15, 2009

My first Linocut print!

Life #1
Linocut print on paper
My first attempt at linocut relief printing. I enjoyed the abstract mark making opportunities of the medium. Limiting to black and white makes for a bold design, hopefully I've included enough interesting variety of marks with recognisable imgages in there to.
I really enjoyed the excitement of lifting the first print off and seeing the image for the first time- a real buzz!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The brown hat

The brown hat

16x12 inches
Pastel on Murano paper

Bought some lovely new Sennelier soft pastels and decided to give them a whirl on some portrait practice. I liked the quizzical look the guy had and wanted to capture some of that.