Monday, December 14, 2015

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Snow, Snow, Snow!

Snow, Snow, Snow
Linocut Print (edition of 6)
4x6"


It has been so long since I have blogged, I almost forgot how to do it! 
Even though I haven't had time to blog, I have been busy painting and trying fun and new ways to express myself through art.
Snow, Snow, Snow is a reductive linocut print, a process in which you cut away at the linoleum, print, then cut away some more. It is meditative and a very similar process to my poured watercolors.  That is why I really enjoy doing it.
Printmaking is something that I tried many, many years ago and have been wanting to return to ever since.  It is hard to do without a proper studio though, especially if you prefer printing with a press. However, linocuts can be hand pulled and there are now the beautiful Akua inks. Akua inks are a soy based ink and don't have the smell and the mess of the oil based inks and are more transparent than most of the water based inks. I am currently working on more linocut prints and next I want to try some etchings using the Akua inks. Now if I only had a Dremel tool. 

4 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonsoir,

Une très belle oeuvre que ce paysage de neige...


Gros bisous ♡

Marcela Strasdas said...

Looks like Leslie! Christmas is around the corner and you can put the Dremel tool on your list! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Laura Leeder said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Leslie! Wishing you all the best in 2016.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you everyone! Hope you have a happy and healthy holiday as well as 2016!

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