I have a *series* of quirky, fun linocuts under way. The first one was called Stag, a few posts back, and it features my paternal grandfather, and avid hunter of deer, pheasant and rabbit, with a buck standing behind him. This image – Chinook, is based on a photo I love of my sister when she worked at the Department of Fish & Game in Alaska.
The next linocut will be my grandmother and aunt, with some parrots. I’ve got a list of family members and close friends to inspire these linocuts, each with an animal, insect or bird, etc. The selection of who keeps each person company in the image is significant to that individual’s personality, or work, or affinity for animals. Stay tuned for more. 🙂
Carving everything but the drawing I laid on the block
Prepping Akuakolor ink with Tack Thickener for a test print of Chinook
Rolling Akua ink onto the linocut
After pulling the first test print
Art Quote I remember his saying, “If you paint a man leaning over, your own back must ache.” He taught me to feel the cheekbones and eye sockets. (I combed Christina’s hair many times, and felt the drops of sweat on her neck and brow.) You can’t look out of the corners of your eyes and paint a good portrait. Andrew Wyeth, talking about his father, N.C. Wyeth ~Conversations with Artists, by Seldon Rodman