Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Linocuts and Acrylic Painting

The tree I painted this tree using sand glued onto the trunk thereby creating texture when acrylic paint was added. The background was painted using the acrylics like watercolour so showing the contrast with the big tree. Smooth skinned shoots strangely come out of the trunk.
Linoprint Red Hot Pokers
I drew these Red Hot Pokers in a vase from life. Then I cut a lino block and printed the image on light textured Japanese paper. It was then hand coloured with gouache.
Linoprint gum blossoms
I drew these gum blossoms with some nuts and then cut a lino block. After printing on light Japanese paper, it was hand coloured somewhat like Margaret Preston's work.