"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."
Augustus John, R.A.
Sunday, 27 February 2011
A bit too ambitious ?
I'm not too confident that linocut is perhaps the best medium for the next subject. So having said that and not wanting to waste a piece of lino on what might be an unsatisfactory result, I'm working quite small about 180mm x 120mm. However now that I have started, it might have been easier to work a little bit bigger! First colour is a pale blue with a few highlights cut out. I forgot to scan the next colour after I printed it but this is the colour printed on its own.
Next stage is a blend of brownish orange and brownish grey, and the subject is fairly apparent. It doesn't look much printed on its own.
These are the first four colours printed together. So far so good.
I studied illustration at Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen, graduating in 1984. The works shown on this site are based on observations and drawings made directly from life in the field. The field sketches are mostly drawn using a Rotring Art Pen or a soft 6B pencil. The finished studio pieces are generally linocuts but I have recently started working with drypoints and mezzotints. Further information and more examples of my artwork can be found by following the link below to my website.