“That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.” – James Taylor
I’ve added a bit of color to my previously posted hand printed linocut ceramic tiles. Topped them off with a protective finish that really helps the colors pop off the tile. So, here is a couple of quick pictures I took of a couple of them with the phone.
As always comments are welcome. Don’t forget to check out the store for a limited selection of original pieces.
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.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. – Andy Warhol
The blue tiles, all created by hand. Hand cut linocut, hand inked with blue ink, hand painted with shades of blue, and topped off with a coat of polyurethane. All done on ceramic tiles.
Stormtrooper on ceramic tile. Approx 12″x12″