Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Linocut.

'On the pave.'
My dynamic cycling linocut!

All images © 2007 Richard Lee - All Rights Reserved.

I'm exhausted and happy after completing my first linocut since art school days. I started right after I picked up the supplies last Wednesday. Four days later, with plenty of effort, its done. 

The linocut is a printmaking technique invented  by the German expressionist artists of Die Brucke formed in Dresden, 1905.  To start, a sheet of linoleum is used. The same material used in contemporary flooring. A design is cut into the surface with various special, sharp blades. Ink is applied with a roller and impressed onto a substrate(paper). 

My finish cycling image is 4" X 5" on a 8" X 10", 140 Ibs, cold pressed acid free, natural white, watercolour paper.

Tedious & very involving work.
I'm cutting into the linoleum.

And ...my linocut tools.
Ink, brayer(roller), cutting tools w/blades, the 'cut' linoleum!

I'm looking forward to my next one! 

1 comment:

Le Blaireau said...

Not sure I'd have the patience for this. Good stuff though for those that don't have huge pudgies at the end of their hands.

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