Tag Archives: Linocut

Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz a tower.

Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz a tower. – Maverick

Over the past few days, I’ve had the urge to do a linocut print.  Over the past few days, I’ve been reading the Walking Dead Compendium #1 as well, so I’ve zombies on the brain.

So this is what I came up with.  Hand cut, hand painted, hand inked, hand pressed, hand signed and hand numbered.

Size is 5″x5″

Edition is limited to 30

Ten bucks each, I’m not going to put these in the shop, so if you’d like one drop me a line.  First come first serve on specific number requests.

“Lorraine, my density has bought me to you.”

Lorraine, my density has bought me to you – George McFly

Flashback to the early 80’s, Parachute Pants, Members Only jackets, Superman II, Return of the Jedi, Swatch Watches, and for me middle school.  Andrew Jackson Middle school to be exact.  Grand Prairie Texas, art class, Ms. Monzingo was my art teacher.  I can’t remember very many of my teachers names without actually looking in yearbooks, but I’ll always remember Ms. Monzingo, one of the coolest teachers on the planet.

Then there’s this.  Middle school art.  Early 80’s stuff here folks.  I stumbled across some of these while moving my mom closer to us.  This is art done when I was 11 and 12, I loved every second of art class, it was always a blast.  Seeing this stuff is pretty neat, I totally forgot about most of these.  Tomorrow I’ll show off a couple more middle school pieces, and let everyone know how the dude that eventually became a lifelong friend completely and totally betrayed me on a middle school book report.

One of my first experiences with block printing.  It’s a numbered edition of 8.

Sitting by the dock of the bay apparently.  Lot’s going on in this one.  And I don’t recall lighthouses being used on lakes very often.

Stages of destruction.  Hey, not bad freehand for a kid right?  Pencil was the medium.

“That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.”

“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”

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.