Thursday, 26 February 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Monday, 23 February 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/white-night-melbourne-2015-what-not-to-miss-20150221-13l7ho.html the water feature outside the national Gallery of Victoria was featured as the site for this wonderful installation. At night the neon (?) tubes are lit up and the flashing lights are synchronised to music. They dance!
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Friday, 20 February 2015
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
I've placed them all onto a sheet of Vliesofix (Bondaweb) and ironed them to collect the glue.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Saturday, 14 February 2015
I have decided to 'hang the expense' and buy fresh lino for cutting in future, this was just too hard to get a smooth line. Still, the rough outlines sort of suit the subject, a very rough bush plant, although the wild variety is white, not the pale pink that I intend to paint this one.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Although I'm still working on the spiral theme, I also wanted to use up some old lino that I had from previous attempts at lino-cutting. I had found that I preferred to use the soft rubber for ease of cutting, but as I had several bits of old lino sitting around, and because I needed an image of something using 'T' I decided to carve a sprig of T-Tree. I had a clear photo that I had taken some years ago, so this is the progress I made. Unfortunately the lino is a bit old, hard and brittle, but it's not too bad.
There are several slips of the cutting tools evident, but I might still be able to use the plate.
I had to make the petals of the flowers 'hollow' so that they didn't end up a solid colour when printing, and that was a challenge with the old hard lino.
I still have to work out how to edge the image, but I'm quite pleased with progress so far.
I will have to ink in the stamens after printing, as that really would be impossible to carve with this old lino.
The first print, below is better than I had expected!