Thursday, October 30, 2008

Will reach finally exceed grasp?

Sorry about the glare on this photo. Maybe it's a sunspot. Maybe it's the influence of sunspots that compelled me to start this zany thing. It's as valid a theory as any. Yes, this is a new linocut block. (9"x12") Yes, it's an insanely complex pile of shells and stones and eel grass. Yes, it will be in color, and...


I haven't got a plan, really.

How many colors? No clue. At least 5, probably. Mostly blues and grays. Where will I start? No idea. This it what comes of looking at photos I took in Maine and thinking, "That's kind of cool. I wonder what it would look like as a lino."

Probably it's a good idea to map out a plan for the color... but I don't usually have the patience for that. I know better. Really I do. But sometimes I like feeling like I'm headed downhill on rollerblades with no brakes. At least until I crash.


  1. The lino uncut is a work of art, look good just as black. I had never thought about doing different colours with linocut and am amazed at what you are doing with it.

  2. Thanks, Jennifer - I'm already stuck at the first color, so we'll see how it turns out!

  3. I don't know where you are going with it, either, but I can't wait to see it when it is done.

    My own poor efforts at linocuts are not going all that well. I'm just having trouble seeing things in B?W and negative. I'll keep at it, though. Your work is too inspirational not to give it a go!

  4. Hmmmm..... yes, it can seem awkward at first, but at this point I think I approach drawing the same way I approach carving (it's all about the spaces in between!) Keep at it, you'll get it. :-)