Over the past few weeks, I’ve been making rough proofs–trial prints–of several linoleum and soft linoleum blocks to see which, if any, I will enter into an international miniature juried print exhibition. In these, I’m working on design elements mainly. I printed the blocks on newsprint paper, taped them to bookcases to view and tried various combinations of overprinting and colour. It was an enjoyable exercise. The ones in the photos are not the prints I’ll be entering, but were an important part of the process of choosing where to go next. I’ve picked three prints that I’ll now experiment printing with different colours and on different papers until I get the ones I’m happiest with. I’ll show you these later on.
I’m also about to launch into some further paintings on the chambers of the heart theme.