I love painting, but I do like to get back to drawing every now and then. Painting for me tends to be more energetic, whereas yesterday, feeling under the weather, I felt fit only for sofa art.
I’ve also been exploring lino printing. I bought some supplies for my son and I to do over the Easter holidays, thinking it might be something he’d like (he did, but not as much as me).
I really love the effects of lino printing, and I like being practical, so the idea appealed to me. I’m also drawn (see what I did there) to having a sort of secondary art discipline. Something different, yet related
Being a painter with an expressive approach, I really want to spend a bit of time and thought exploring how I might use lino printing. I can’t readily see how my painting style will lend itself to lino printing. And, more importantly –
What is it I want to say with lino printing I can’t say with paint?
So I’m just taking my time, trying to tap into the part of myself that has a desire to lino print, and see if I can hear what it has to say.
Perhaps something like this?
I didn’t set out with lino print in mind when I drew these – I just wanted a change of pace from painting, but I think they might work. I actually even love them just as straight line drawings.
I don’t often do this type of drawing, I tend to get value involved too, but it was really quite meditative focusing purely on form, a bit like doing a dot to dot! Remember those?