Here is my new linocut print, The Story Begins. I used Speedball printing inks which always go on speckely when printed over other layers of ink. I quite like the effect because I want the image to capture a strange middle space between reality and fiction where things are fragmented and disolve if you look straight at them. In this space, you think you know what is what, but if you begin to ponder you may start to doubt. There can always be a surprise ending...but that is the case with reality too.
Hope you like it : )
Here's a new little collagraph, made with blue and yellow etching ink and printed on my car jack press. I only made four of these because I wasn't sure how the handmade watercolour paper would work. It turned out better than I imagined! I love this handmade paper! The texture is amazing.
I realize it's been a long time since it blogged. I think the long winter really got to me this year and it was such a struggle to make myself do things. I guess I was frozen like everything else. However, things are looking up! I now have lots of my prints for sale at the Georgina Art Centre & Gallery in Sutton. If you get a chance it's worth going to see the fabulous paintings and serrigraphs of Margot Cormier Splane. Her visual puns will make you laugh and if you're a printmaker you will be awed by her skill! It's a great exhibition.
This little collagraph is now for sale in my Etsy : )
© Laurel Martin 2010