Sunday, 11 May 2008

And with these pencils...

...I shall do great things!
New prints from both of us today - a pot of pencils from Jon, and a little pansy from me. Both were done on lino - our first lino cuts for a while. It was strange cutting lino again after doing so many woodcuts! It seemed much harder to cut (whereas I used to say that about wood), and it makes our hands smell of secondary school art classrooms. But, we still enjoyed it!

I have also got going on another woodcut of a rather splendid cockerel against a sagey-green background. The background is all printed, and the outline of the bird is cut out, so hopefully this afternoon I'll find time to print the first layer, which will be a glorious orange. Jon is busy creating great things with his pencils and pens, and has a whole stack of ideas for prints for the next couple of months.
In the meantime we are going to have lunch in the garden and enjoy all the glorious sunshine we've been having!


Jox said...

I really love your prints, they are both great but I love the pansy!

Sarah and Jon said...

Thanks jox!