Friday, December 4, 2009

More Lino Printing

This week I have been continuing with some lino cutting and printing. Not major stuff but efficient with pleasing outcomes; I needed to add some leaves to my current piece.

The leaves at the bottom of this photo are the lino cuts and those above are printed from these, on paper.

Here they are printed on my piece (unfinished).

And here is my previous lino cut (of a repeating pattern), bottom left, printed in the same piece (still unfinished but nearly there!).

Monday, November 30, 2009


Here is another piece from my exhibition, this time using a long horizontal format divided into halves. Using a simplified arched doorway shape, I swapped the patterns and colours in each half.

These were the original colours used....

.... and after it had been put through a discharge bath, which toned it down to colours seen on buildings in Spain.

The main portion of one side was taped into a grid and stamped with a repetitive shape.

My next idea was to place hinges as seen on a magnificent door I had viewed in Spain but these were too complex so I reduced them to very simple shapes. This shows the first print, which then got over-printed as shown in the following, and completed photo.

© 2008 Diana Parkes, PORTALS, dye and pigment on silk, 99cm X 161cm / 39" x 63". This photo shows the true colour, once again showing the value of a professional photograph, the others being snapshots from my humble digital camera. This piece was hung from brass eyelets, not the usual perspec rod which would have sagged over such a length.