|Chatting with the well deserved winner, Aleah Chapin. We met so many other lovely artist's and their sitters. It was a truly amazing evening.|
|Lawrence's oil based ink with a tiny dash of reducing medium and one drop of cobalt drier.|
|The key block fully inked up ready for the first pull.|
|At this point the lino is wedged into a bespoke cardboard frame, which has my 'lethal pin' registration system running along the bottom. I pre punch holes in all the paper so each sheet is ready to be positioned and printed. I protect my knuckles from the upturned pins with bits of wine corks on the pins. The cork also helps to lock the paper down.|
However, before I start printing onto paper I will now print the lino onto more lino using a non absorbent shiny paper to transfer the image. For this image there are 8 additional colours.
|I always start with the eye(s). If an eye is not right then there is no point continuing.|
|The straw was the most challenging aspect of this carving. The random interweaving strands needed to remain convincing whilst also creating a hint of diagonal lines crossing each other to compliment the rest of the rhythms in the piece.|