I’ve been making a Lino Cut Bird Art Print! I had started practicing lino cutting over the last year or so. It started out as a little side project for myself. It was a process I had learned decades ago, along with screen printing, while in my high school art class. I like it then, but left it for all things oil painting. My side project quickly moved to something of an additional creative art endeavour over the past year. I just really loved the process and end results.
The process is pretty straight forward. Create a drawing or sketch, transfer to the linoleum, and cut away the negative space (what you don’t want to see printed) to produce a relief. The relief is inked and tested, re-cut accordingly, inked again and if all goes well – to full production of multiples. The production of multiple images is super satisfying to me as a painter, but it is the entire process I really love. With each new drawing, I’m figuring out more complex possibilities for how to apply the ink and produce a printed original in a multitude of variations. With each new relief cut, I am figuring out more complex possibilities… you get the idea.
With each new piece I produce, I am already thinking of the next project and how I can improve. I am self-taught, generally, across the board when it comes to the art I produce. I love the process of learning and applying knowledge to find more effective ways to get to the results I want. I love that the results are sometimes surprising and inform later art works.
Recently, I took a side step and produced hand-made lino cut art prints of a bird in a few variations. they can be found on my Etsy shop if you are interested in collecting inexpensive original hand-made art, made by hand by real artists. I promise that no ink or laser jets were harmed or otherwise used in any way.
Drop in and favourite your favourites… more to come.