“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness”

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness – Eckhart Tolle

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

Over the weekend, I started working on a few hand printed linocut prints on tile.  A bit more paint and a nice layer of polyurethane will finish these up.

I’ll have these at FanDays on October 8th and 9th in Irving.

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