Friday, 29 July 2016

. . . and Dandelion Clock

Dandelion Clock
original linocut © Teresa Newham

Having had such fun creating Cow Parsley I decided to make a second linocut print using the same materials. I already had some field sketches from Harpenden Common, and I also looked at photos of dandelions on the web, before roughing out some ideas:

drawing dandelions
 © Teresa Newham

I drew a design onto the block with pencil, but soon abandoned that in favour of 'going with the flow' and trusting what came to me as I cut into the lino.

the design taking shape
© Teresa Newham

Soft cut holds ink very well, and the block looked attractive before I'd even pulled a print, inked up with Naphthol Red and Light Orange Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks:

the lino block inked with two colours
© Teresa Newham

I dried the prints on an old clothes airer - a low tech solution to the age old space problem - and I'm looking forward to framing them ready for Herts Open Studios in September.  That's only a few weeks away, so it's time to get organised!

finished prints on the makeshift drying rack
 © Teresa Newham

1 comment:

  1. Lovely design! I think the colours work really well; that lino block is excellent.