Friday, May 8, 2009
I came back from New Orleans on Monday night. I had such a good time filled with music, food, art and of course a few drinks.
Usually when I'm surrounded by art I come home inspired. This time however I came home completely uninspired.
My days are filled with drawing and painting so being uninspired leaves a lot of time to watch daytime tv and being bored.
So I've put the paints aside for a while and pulled out my lino and lino tools. I first started printing in year 7 and it became a focus for my mayor year 12 artwork. I love it. When I draw, I know when I've made a mistake. With lino printing the mistakes aren't known until you print it.
I drew the design back in January, it's now May and I've finally made the first cut. As an extra bonus I didn't cut my fingers on this cut. woohoo.
5 minutes in.
Almost finished. Added more detail and then it was time to print.
I recently invested in a printing roller and block paint. Which I forgot about when I printed this opps.
I started by printing in blue paint. It looked goos, but I like to experiment and couldn't help printing it more and adding more paint. The result looked like blue paint and nothing more. I waited for it to dry and reprinted in gold. When that dried I drew over it and signed.
Thanks for looking.