Handpainting – handcolouring – Practicing & Experimenting – ‘Old Man Banksia’


Handcolouring linocuts can mean a simple process of filling in the blanks with colour but for me it is a much more complex process.

In this Banksia serrata design – Old Man Banksia – this design has a limited palette of creams/greens and a range of browns. I am relying on tonal values as well as colour to build up the image, and some under painting of yellow & reds. Below is the colour proof – the final colour of the seedpod for this design I have pared back to more brown & less red/yellow.

Laying down the watercolour for this design I have experimented, taken notes and referred back to the original plant, but tweaking the colour to what I want.

And the final framed result.

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