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 … Continue reading Handpainting – handcolouring – Practicing & Experimenting – ‘Old Man Banksia’

From linocut design to handcolouring – four new prints

Four examples of original plant/image to final design after designing, carving, printing and finally handcolouring. There are two of a new series of smaller 15cm x 15cm designs, This first one is Eucalyptus caesia – also known as ‘Silver Princess’.   The second one is a Waratah – Telopea speciocissima.   The third is a Coastal Tea Tree – Leptospermum laevigatum Art Deco Series – image size – 8cm x 22cm   Finally some flying foxes – the Grey headed Flying Fox – in amongst some Grevillea robusta – I am looking forward to painting this one in particular. This … Continue reading From linocut design to handcolouring – four new prints