|linocut, la mujer, work in progress|
After a short hiatus from art, I am back and am working on my first block print limited edition series, La Mujer.
Using a drawing from several years ago, I reworked it for this linoleum block print. It's really a trick of the mind to see something that isn't there as everything will print in reverse. I did several test prints with tissue paper to see how the cut and uncut areas were coming through until I was satisfied with the image. It was actually hard to stop cutting as it got rather addicting to feel the blade dig into the surface and grove it's way through.
|La Mujer, 3 x 4 inches, linoleum block print|
For this series, I mixed sumi ink with the gold block printing ink to achieve a dark olive color on the rice paper. These are hand-pulled prints.
I can already tell that this cutting and printing will be addicting and am planning on making a trip to the art store to get more supplies.