Linocut for beginners

And that beginner is me, of course.

I was in Toulouse this weekend and made sure to stop at art galleries, used book stalls in the central court (found a good van Gogh biography) and a very well-equipped art supply shop.

Among other necessities, I picked up all I needed for linocut printmaking, something I have been wanting to try for a while.

The process of cutting into the linoleum did not come naturally to me and I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the gauge. However, once I settled on a slow and steady rhythm I was able to achieve something akin to a bird. I finished one of the prints with a bit of ink.

It feels great to start the week with something new!




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6 thoughts on “Linocut for beginners”

      1. It is a fun medium, you have inspired me. I need to get out my supplies and give the lino cut a try again.

  1. Lino Cut is so much fun. I have not done it for years. You can certainly handle the knife; I love the fluid marks you have created to capture the form of a bird. Keep sharing- I love seeing what other artists are up to.

    1. Thank you very much! That was the challenge – to try and replicate the lines I normally use in other media while using a knife! Hence the bloodied thumb! But I think I got the hang of it in the end 😉

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