Saturday, 27 March 2010

Abstract landscape linocut

I have been trying to explore the themes of my recent paintings (combining landscape and abstraction) in some linocuts. I've already done one linocut using elements of the landscape.

Now I've taken this a bit further. This print extracts basic elements such as a horizon, hills, paths, sun (moon?), grass, and field patterns, and then recombines them. The aim is to create an image that is recognisably a landscape, but not a specific place.

Sussex

Two stage reduction linocut, 10 x 10cm approx.

I think I like the way this has turned out. As mentioned in some earlier posts, I'm slowly learning to use the white of the paper as an important part of the design.