These linocuts were done on a 5×7 inch “Easy-to-Cut” lino from Jack Richeson & Co.Inc. It claims that it “Cuts like butter” and it does! I quite like it.
Apparently you can carve on both sides as well but I haven’t tried that yet.
This lino is based on Aesop’s fable “The North Wind & The Sun”. You can find the story with sound effects even at the Library of Congress’s website. Check it out, it is a fantastic site.
I’ve experimented with different color papers, they are framed in the matte colors shown here though I added these with the computer as the original colors wouldn’t scan well.
I was trying for a folk artsy sort of style. I think the smudges add interest.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
This one is my favourite, the black and red ink melded into an interesting pattern I thought
These two are so bright, heck yeah!
This next one is a bit more subdued color wise, I added a bit of embellishment with acrylic markers.
If you have any questions, ask away.
©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2019