I once saw a photo of a collection of dried anemones (shells?). They looked so beautiful all clustered together in their varying colours and that image has stuck in my mind for decades. I guess this linocut was inspired by that memory of the photo. I’m keeping this cut as a varied edition of 25. I intend to print it in different colours in the next few weeks. At the moment I only have black and white inks, but the intention is there to experiment a little more – especially with the reductions.
Hooray! After all those months of trying to print this linocut using a baren and everything else I could think of and ending up with very sore hands and wrists, this is how my new press prints my linocut! Love.
Unfortunately, I’m so sick of printing and reprinting and rereprinting, I’m going to stop at a very small edition of just 3 (I don’t even have an AP). But I’m so happy with the results! So much better and more even than my wooden spoon efforts!
Very excited… picked up and set up my new press today from MES. It’s a lovely thing!
I had been trying press by hand using a baren and whatever else I thought might work – I tried a rolling pin and even a water filled garden roller but the results were varied and most unsuccessful.