lørdag 5. september 2015

More linocut prints

This morning I have been making yet a new linocut print. It is inspired by a print made by Frederick Jones.

Making linocuts are actually easy projects to do at home. I have made these linocuts in the living room, and it doesn´t take very long time - very suitable for me who allways want quick results!

I regard this as a test print - the print is made by rubbing the back of a spoon on the paper and the paper is just some sketching quality paper. Later, I want to use a proper printmaking press to see how that works. And of course, a high quality paper.

Below you can see how the linocut looks like.

fredag 4. september 2015

Linocut portrait

Today I have been working on a linocut. Below is the sketch I worked from.

onsdag 26. august 2015

Learning more by copying

This time I have been copying a painting by the daily painter Carol Marine. It is small, 15 x 21 cm. I have painted it in oil, like the original version. It was very interesting to do this excercise as it is another way of painting than I am used to. It is alla prima, painted in one go.

What I realize I really need to learn more about, is use of colours. And I think copying other artists as I am doing these days is really valuable to me,

lørdag 22. august 2015

Learning by copying

I have been working on another of my house paintings the last days, but it will not reveal itself no matter how much I try. So, at the end of the day yesterday, I decided to leave it for a while and instead practice painting tecniques by copying an other artist. So I made this painting, which is highly inspired by a painting by the artist Melinda Matayas. My painting turned out quite a bit darker than Mataya´s painting, but I decided to leave it like this as it kind of works.

I like Mataya´s way of using colours and how she decomposes the objects. So I will make yet another copy today.

onsdag 12. august 2015

Cottage in the wood - monoprint

Here is the finished result of the monoprint after I have added some dark areas in the middle ground in order to lead the eye better.

Monoprint - Cottage in the woods

Can you see the tree branches in the foreground and the white roof of a small cottage in the background?

I have been working on monoprints today. I do not have proper paper for printmaking, I have just used a poor quality sketching paper. But I really like this kind of work allthough I do not master it very well yet - the not knowing what the result will be is what excites me. Most of the attempts fails, but now and then something interesting shows up. I am considering hand colouring this image a bit so it is easier for the viewer to see what`s there. Do you think I should? I actually think I have to, as the black area in the middle of the image dominates and leads the eye too strongly.