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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dove and oval field, 1940s-style


After immersing myself up to my waist in books on the works of some of our great British linocut artists of the past such as Geoffrey Wales, Edward Bawden, Ravilious and their contemporaries, I wanted to follow in their footsteps. Employing a harmonious 50/50 'black' and white coverage of colour, the print is rich in textures and mark-making. I ran off a proof and used the handy technique of painting with a correction pen those areas which still needed some work, to test it before a final carving.

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