27 August 2012

Something new, a linocut


Well, we've just had a long holiday weekend here in the UK, so I took advantage of a bit of spare time to finally get around to trying a linocut. I bought all the bits and pieces MONTHS ago, but have just never got around to doing anything...

Anyway, here is what I came up with, based on a sketch I did a couple of years ago of my now-departed cat Sophie...

These are 4 by 6 inches, using Schminke water-based inks. This was my first foray into relief printing with linocut, and I'm pleased with the result! I've posted a Work-In-Progress on the Painting Friends forum.


  1. This is really clever Sharon, I've never tried linocut, looks like it would be fun.

    1. Thanks Ann. I think I must have done linocut at school (many years ago) because almost everybody does, but I have no recollection of it whatsoever! I enjoyed the whole process of this so much, I will definitely be doing more. I'd like to get a better, more even ink coverage, so I'll be fiddling away for a while yet I reckon!

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    1. Thanks Nora! I have lots of ideas for more printing (too many at the moment, I'm not sure what to go with!)


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