Monday, 18 May 2015

My first woodcut

I did a workshop with Claire West last week on woodcuts and loved it.  The Japanese ply was so much easier to carve than lino, much better for arthritic hands.  In fact the wood was so soft that I could make fine lines using a ballpoint pen.  The print below had a multi-coloured background printed with the back of the woodcut block, then overprinted with black.  I think it works really well.  I need to order some supplies to carry on with this wonderful printmaking technique, the best one I've tried so far.

Wren, woodcut, 6 x 6 inch

I have also resumed my daily drawing practise, moving on from the cup and saucer to hands, well only a right hand, as I am left-handed.

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