My Lopez Island friend (Pacific Northwest) sent me a scan of her latest pastel work. She does great watercolors, pastels, lino and woodblock prints. The landscapes and nature around her make wonderful subject matter!
Below is a pastel I keep thinking is finished and then find myself foolin' with it again!!
I discovered another great site with fantastic prints and information on printmaking. Ian Phillips is one of Wales foremost Linocut artists. He uses traditional Japanese techniques and creates beautiful and colorful prints. His webpage has a 'how to' section that will show you how to get started with lino printmaking. http://www.reliefprint.co.uk/
Below is a recent reduction print that I did.
I am trying to get back to my printmaking and found an artist that gives me some inspiration to do just that. Sherrie York, an artist who lives in Colorado, creates some of the beautiful reduction linocut prints I've ever seen. Her blog is a treasure of information on techniques and ideas. brushandbaren.blogspot.com
She also has a website where she displays many of her prints.
Even though I promised myself that this time I wouldn't get caught up in the conventions, I couldn't let it go. I did finally get into the studio and started a new linocut. My first thought was to do just a single cut in black ink. Thinking now I'll do a reduction print again. I get to use more planning and thinking on those.
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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