This linocut is available in my Etsy shop.
Quite a few years ago, there was a free concert with the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, featuring Cassie Miller on lead vocals. I took my son, who was just a kid then, but still a foot-tapping swing fan. We had a blast, listening to wonderful music, and watching swing dancers strut their stuff. I snapped a few photos, and carved this linocut of the band. I love making art based on direct experiences. Is that what you use as references too?
If you want to try making a linocut, here is a playlist on my youtube channel with relief printmaking demos and tutorials. Happy printing!
Thanks for stopping in, and I’ll see you in the next post,
|Carving from a sheet of unmounted linoleum with the reference photo close by|
Wyeth’s program could have been written by Fitz Hugh Lane: “to escape from the medium with which I work. To leave no residue of technical mannerisms to stand between my expression and the observer. To seek freedom through significant form and design rather than through the diversion of so called free and accidental brush handling.” We can also notice in Wyeth’s paintings those spacial conventions so frequent in Homer and Eakins, along with an interest in odd angles prompted by the camera eye, which often provides his idea of modern design. ~B. Novak