Category Archives: Creativity

O Christmas tree…

I wanted to make a lino cut for my Christmas card again this year but life has a way of putting obstacles in your path and as December dawned it dawned on me that I just might not have enough … Continue reading

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Suicide prints…

I have a problem… like Picasso I like to see results quickly (well, it has been suggested that he got frustrated by having to cut several different blocks for different colours). Any way I like to see results quickly. Which … Continue reading

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It just takes two…

… colours that is. An experiment in just using 2 colours and one picture. Changes values and emphasis. Some subtleties are lost in the scanning. First one in Indigo and Cadmium Red (and a tiny touch of Raw Sienna in … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 – cobalt blue

This seems to be quite a novel way of learning watercolours – taking each blue and discovering the what, why and how of it. So, what did we learn? Cobalt blue: semi-opaque, warm, makes good greys, Mediterranean skies, interesting greens, granulates … Continue reading

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Prussian blue

Lesson 2 was prussian blue… and skies. We actually started with the big sky which was great – full of strength and allowing it to ‘happen’. The only two colours on this painting are prussian blue and brown madder. The … Continue reading

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Another lino cut

Another lino cut – going to be printed as a two colour reduction so I thought I’d scan it before it had the second colour. And then I cleaned the roller on a piece and printed the second cut over … Continue reading

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Milo looks a bit grumpy…

Milo is my adopted…. NO! I am Milo’s adopted owner. He moved in one summer about 2 years ago after our own cat had died, and he twigged that there would be more comfort inside. I would shoo him out … Continue reading

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