A series of photographs from Instagram of the progression of carving the Grevillea imaginings lincout. It is quite a fine design with small parts so is by it's nature slow & fiddly. I have however been struggling with chronic pain issues & life interfering with art! It is progressing though & I am now in... Continue Reading →
It has been a long while since I posted on this studio diary. This is for many reasons including the ease at which Instagram & Twitter allow you to make quick updates & post images. So if you follow on Instagram or Twitter then you will see I am still working - drawing, designing, photographing... Continue Reading →
Well I must say that this years flowering of my Firewheel Tree - stenocarpus sinuatus - is absolutely stunning. I planted this tree when we moved into our house about 21 years ago and although I have had an ever increasing amount of flowers, this years display is beyond anything previous. Maybe it is the... Continue Reading →
I have finally finished carving the linoleum blocks for the "Tawny Expressions" linocut print. They are smaller blocks but a lot of smaller complex carving with the No 1 blade so fiddly and time consuming. Carving larger expanses of open "white" space is far quicker and a bit more dramatic really. So here they all... Continue Reading →
...a selection from wildflower print designs I have been playing around with... ...wattle...waratahs...flannel flowers...gum nuts... ...fabric...paper...design...still deciding.... ...and some black and white designs as well...
Silver Wattle Design Art Sturt Desert Pea Design Art I have just completed 2 new linocut designs as part of the new Design Art series I have been working on. This project I have been planning for a long time but am finally getting around to completing some of the work. I have about 10... Continue Reading →
Just a quick thought - often we approach design for linocuts with the thought in the back of our mind of the standard sizes of the linoleum blocks - squares of 15cm x 15cm or 30cm x 30cm. So we design accordingly to these 'specifications'. I found it immensely liberating when I bought my first... Continue Reading →