Monday, 9 May 2011

newt love #3


Over the last couple of days I've stippled, brushed and wiped my way to a completely different version of Newt Love (see here and here for the original single colour versions). It was achieved by overprinting from the same lino block, first a flat rolled ink layer in lime green, after this had dried selective areas - the newts, frog & lily pads - were inked by brush with an olive-green. The when this layer was dry, I inked up the water areas of the lino block a green-blue and ran it through the press for the third time. I thinned the inks a bit so that the original lime green shows through. It was much more time consuming and fiddly than the flat rolled versions but I rather like the result.

8 comments:

  1. Just lovely! Loving the green version :)

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  2. Beautiful and certainly worth the fiddly work!

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  3. It's a beautiful illustration. I love it!

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  4. I think that this looks really great. Keep up the great work!

    Stephie :-)

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  5. LOVE this! There's something so blimmin' satisfying about lino prints :) Gorgeous!

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  6. Hi there, I have just come across your blog. I too adore lino cutting, probably my favourite form of printmaking. I love your work, very detailed and beautiful!!

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  7. I love the organicness of it. It's very lively and full of movement. The line marking is incredible and interesting. Simply beautiful work.

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