Handcolouring testing – ‘Regeneration’ – Waratahs Linocut Part 2

This is the completed handcoloured linocut – ‘Regeneration’  – Waratahs – linocut. I have called it “Regeneration”. After the destruction that occurs in bushfires the waratah ‘regenerates’ from a ‘lignotuber’ which is a type of starchy or woody swelling found … Continue reading Handcolouring testing – ‘Regeneration’ – Waratahs Linocut Part 2

Handcolouring Linocuts – Tawny Expressions – first hand coloured drafts

For my work I chose to print my linoblocks with one colour – usually black and then hand-colour. The main reason I have made this choice is that for my chosen subject matter, I want to be able by hand-colouring my designs to use graded and blended colours – essentially to use watercolours or occasionally guache not simply as flat colour but in a more painterly fashion. For me is suits the style I have developed and how I want to portray Australian flora and fauna. I use the linocut in black to create a more dramatic structure within to … Continue reading Handcolouring Linocuts – Tawny Expressions – first hand coloured drafts