Isn’t that a better title than “Cutting Linoleum part 2”? It sounds so ominous. It sounds like all of my predictions of perfection were ill founded and destined for failure. Well, happily that is not the case. I pulled five proofs (a “proof” is sort of like a test run for prints) and I was very happy with them all!
|My ad hoc print station|
|The human gaze is met with a nonplussed poultry stare.|
This is the resulting print. I love the lines in linocuts. They are different from drawings, I would say they are more unrefined, but that is not really true. Each of the lines in a linocut has been cut once on the left, once on the right and then further trimmed by the blade until it is just right. So if anything, the lines in a linocut are far more refined than those in a drawing. But they still retain a naive quality that drawings do not necessarily possess. Whatever the case, I really, really like them.
I am very happy with this print and will pull an edition of it in the next week or two. The edition will be limited to 25 numbered prints on Kitakata paper. In addition to this there will be 5 prints hand colored using watercolor. The prints measure 6.25″ x 4″. Since you are obviously dying to get your hands on one, you may purchase these prints at my Etsy shop here.