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I felt like having a go at another lino print yesterday and got the fish above cut. It's just a fun graphic one, stylised, no observation at all I'm afraid, unlike Jeanette, who is doing a series of gyotaku fishes. Though I did remember from wildlife programmes that fishes are often reddish underneath and silvery on top to camouflage themselves from predators.
Rather than leave the lino the oblong shape, I decided to cut around the fish. Lino scanned and the image cleaned up
This one is simply playing with transparent layers of colour
This one involved applying a gradient colour in a lower layer, erasing the white background and painting colours on a layer below the fish, allowing the colours to shine through.
I find that simple traditionally printed lino cuts don't suit my work so I'll use oil paint when I have time to experiment with printing this one. Then I'll be able to use a mix of colours.
We've just hung a group show at the The Eye Project, Urban/Rural show. If you want to come and see it it's on for a month - well worth seeing, 11 lovely artists and some fabulous work.
Those large canvasses are 40 inches square.
There are rural landscapes, flowerscapes, intriguing textile work including a large knitted building, abstracts .... something for everyone.
It's in the gallery below the cafe in the Adult Education Centre at the top of Wellington street, Leicester, opposite Fenwicks. Meet the Arttists day is Saturday 1st April 10-2. Come and have a chat with us?
Porthgwarra from the cliffs, Tide in, Watched by a Seal, oil paint, about 11 inches square, not quite finished, Vivien Blackburn
A hazy, windy day, forecast rain stayed away, the tide in so no beach to be seen but a seal swimming out in the surf kept popping up to look at us.
I sat in a sheltered spot amongst the wildflowers on the cliff - just the sounds of the sea and the occasional gull - heaven. Even himself was quietly musing, no talking.
It needs just a little work doing before I'll call it finished. I often do just a little more when I get plein air works home - I'm looking at them as a painting then without distraction.
the sea seething on the rocks 3 corndered leeks, sea thrift and many other flowers around me
I made it to Porthgwarra without incident this time - last time I ended up having to reverse for about half a mile because I met a HUGE oncoming tanker touching both hedges and totally filling the road, followed by a massive tractor with some sort of …