Saturday, 11 February 2012

Work in Progress 2

Vine lino block and original sketch
© Teresa Newham 2012

I finally found time to produce the third of the four linocuts I started back at Open Studios in September.  This one is the vine, as in "I am the vine, you are the branches" (John 15:5).  Sharp-eyed readers will immediately spot the schoolgirl error I made when cutting the block - the design is the same way round as the original sketch!  Faced with doing all that work again (those grapes took ages), I took a look at the sketch in a mirror and decided it would work just as well in reverse.  So I was holding my breath even more than usual when I pulled the first print:

first vine print
© Teresa Newham 2012

When I saw the result, I was delighted.  Because of the way I intend to display the four prints, I think this one will work even better the 'wrong' way round!  I went on to make six prints in total:

six vine prints
© Teresa Newham 2012

Having completed the third print I'm now keen to get on with the fourth and final one, of which more another time . .  .!

3 comments:

  1. This is a lovely design - it just shows how sometimes 'going wrong' can be a blessing in disguise!

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  2. Perhaps no one will notice the difference? I certainly had not. I look forward to the last of them. Not because it will be the end of the series but because I want to see what you do next. :)

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  3. Thanks, LM! I have started the fourth one - at least, I've cut out the gully around it LOL. Everything seems to work much better if I don't rush it!!

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