Painting, Printmaking

Fish

This is another one of the recent pieces I’ve done, again combining part of an old linocut with stamps and gouache paint. This is the first work in which I included stamps that I printed right on the board.

It took me a long time to see what might be emerging in the work. I saw the central fish first, but much of the piece was unformed for quite a while.  When the green and pink fish finally emerged, they reminded me of childhood paintings.

As I work, I’ve started paying attention to light, dark and medium hues. I learned to focus on this in textile courses I took when I was doing fibre art work. I find that photographing the work on my phone and doing a quick edit to a black, white and grey image helps me see what’s going on and not only be caught up with the colours I’m using.

Here’s the full work plus a close up:

P.S. My apologies to the birds who don’t want to be ignored!

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