Peg is very fond of a washing basket. Even when it tipped him out he made the most of it. I couldn’t resist making a cat lino print from this pose.
This is the process for a linocut for anyone unfamiliar with it. I started with a sketch drawn on to a rubber block. I usually use linoleum but I chose to carve this one out of rubber as I also want to print this design on to fabric and the rubber seems better for that. The design was carved out by hand using linocut carving tools. Next the ink was spread onto the design with a brayer or roller and lastly transferred to paper using a glass barren.
This 2 colour lino print was handprinted using Caligo safe wash relief ink on beautiful cream Kozo Igusa paper with fibre threads. Title and signed below image.
The image size is approx 21cm(W)x 28cm(H) and the paper size approx 32cm(W) x 39cm(H)
Sold unframed this original art print has a generous border and will be easy to find a frame to suit.
Creating and carving linoprints has become an all-consuming artistic practice for Carolyn with her subject matter an eclectic mix of nature, animals, mythology and daily observations. She especially likes the bold graphic nature inherent in linocuts that lends itself to many applications. Carolyn enjoys every aspect of the process from pondering ideas, sketching and refining and transferring to lino. She loves the carving process using traditional tools and the mindfulness of the practice. She finds a magic that comes in the final stage of printing when the ideas and the lino’s characteristics form a collaboration. Sources of inspiration for her include: animals, nature, books, music, art, other eras and anything that peaks her curiosity. INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE