Friday, August 14, 2009

A new nest! Test run on a new lino cut.

Above: The 'happy accident' technique I found while cleaning up. I didn't use any water this time as it really messes up the serviette!
Below: The first ink print taken from my latest lino cut, a Fantail's nest.
Below that is a rubbing I took from my cut... I will have to keep in mind this technique for creating images too!

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
I've run out of the laser printed nest image I usually use and rather than get more printed I decided it was time to create something different! This lino cut is going to be of the 2 stage sort...the print forms the bones of what will become a hand coloured nest. I might use coffee or acrylic. Water colours aren't something I've spent much time with so perhaps that will be another road to take a journey along. I can see from my first print that there's still a little bit of work to be done on it, I want to remove some of the high points and thin a line or two out but overall I would have to say I am very happy. Tired too! I draw this in my Visual Diary last night and have spent 4 hours cutting and taking the first test prints today. I wondered if my design was a little ambitious, it's more complicated than what I've done previously but now I am glad I took the step up. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say!

8 comments:

John said...

Each has different negative space which affects the composition - "odd" how I see that first - the work themselves are wonderful - bold and strong and assured...you pushed it and not tentative...

easy to fall to fear...I admire all three but take bottom one

fan.of.your.fantail

The Weaver of Grass said...

I always like the relative simplicity of lino cuts - each line has its own importance.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I love the mystery embodied in the third.

Wayne Pitchko said...

I agree about simplicity...i love simplicity and my problem is I usually go "tooooooooo far" in my projects and COMPLICATE. hey life is like that too...we got to keep it simple...

notmassproduced said...

love these :o)

Mick said...

In a word:

fan-freakin'-tab-u-lous

The Green Stone Woman said...

I like the first two, Lisa, can't say which one of those I like best, but I like a bold statement most, if that helps. You're getting very good at these lino cuts and I envy you the skill. You make it look so easy, while I know it isn't at all.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I've enjoyed browsing your blog. These lino prints are lovely as are your collages!