A linoprinting update: Experimenting
I've been experimenting with oil paint painted onto to the lino. It has an interesting texture from the brush marks and I think this is something I'll experiment further with,
On the left I worked into the print - done with pthalo blue oil paint - wetting the brush with turps to spread thinner paler areas of tone in some places such as the sky.
I scumbled coloured pencils over the cliffs to get the effect of the vegetation in shadow and the sand to get the grainy texture. It's made up of several colours overlaid loosely.
There is a little more variation of colour than shows here - some slightly greener areas of sea and those stylised clouds are a little paler.
This is all purely experimental, seeing what I can do with the lino, changing it, combining other media.
I don't think the stylised clouds look so good with the more painterly stuff elsewhere - I want to do some stylised prints and then I may cut the clouds out and cut some off the top of the lino and play with painterly effects.
With this one I may see how pastel pencils work - it needs to dry first though. I used the coloured pencils on wet oil paint.
It doesn't perhaps show clearly here but these made me think of the railway posters from the 30s? 40s? I really like those. Maybe at some time I could try a much larger lino and really go for that feel.
I was never particularly keen on linoprinting but these experiments - and some of the great tips on different approaches you've told me about - make me want to do some more :>)
So any further comments, crit, feedback welcome :>)