Lino Cut

Lino Cut is an incredibly versatile print technique, and (once you actually have a prepared plate) it's much quicker to produce a series of prints than from an etching plate. I have used both the 'reduction' and 'multi-block' method but prefer the latter, since you can keep the blocks. In terms of subject matter, I've mainly taken inspiration from the flora and fauna around where I live and from my veg garden, but I quite enjoy experimenting with the human figure too. Just lately I've done more etching than lino cut, but I intend to go back to doing more lino cuts in the future - so watch this space!

 
Spring Hare (multi-block lino cut) - 32 x 40cm unframed  After many years of absence, the hare has returned to the fields around where we live!

Spring Hare (multi-block lino cut) - 32 x 40cm unframed

After many years of absence, the hare has returned to the fields around where we live!

Butterflies (Cabbage Whites in the veg garden!) - two blocks - 47x36 cm unframed

Butterflies (Cabbage Whites in the veg garden!) - two blocks - 47x36 cm unframed

Night Flight (reduction lino cut) - 37 x 33cm framed size.

Night Flight (reduction lino cut) - 37 x 33cm framed size.

Harvest Hare - two blocks - 42 x34cm unframed

Harvest Hare - two blocks - 42 x34cm unframed

After Gauguin (reduction lino cut) 35 x 36cm

After Gauguin (reduction lino cut) 35 x 36cm

Squashes from my veg garden (reduction lino cut) - 28 x 33cm unframed 

Squashes from my veg garden (reduction lino cut) - 28 x 33cm unframed