Snow, Snow, Snow
Linocut Print (edition of 6)
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.