Saturday, August 05, 2006




Translating drawings into a monochromatic linocut can often change the image dramatically. A friend asked me where I get my ideas. I have a studio full of drawings and photographs that are waiting for some sort of creative urge. My major problem is living long enough to use them all!

Here we have the original idea, done in a life drawing session years ago, and the linoleum with the first cut. And viola... the finished product: 'Evening' printed with Daniel Smith oil-based burnt umber ink on flecked mulberry, edition size 50 (my piece for the recent Barenforum.org print exchange).

Transformando un dibujo a un linocut monocromatico a veces resulta en un cambio dramatico. Un amigo me pregunto de donde viene mis inspiraciones. Tengo un estudio lleno de dibujos y fotos que estan esperando un impulso creativo. Mi mayor problema es vivir suficiente anos para utilizarlos todos!

Aqui tenemos el idea original, un dibujo de una sesion de hace unos anos, y el linoleo con el primer corte. Y de repente tenemos el grabado completo: 'Evening (Anochecer)' usando tinta oleo Daniel Smith (burnt umber) en papel mulberry salpicado con gris, edicion de 50 (mi contribucion al intercambio de grabados de Barenforum.org).

5 comments:

Michael Fraley said...

Beautiful, inspiring work.

miss violet said...

gorgeous work. (i followed the link from wet canvas.)truly inspiring. i just got myself some lino blocks too.
:)

Diane Cutter said...

Michael and miss violet... Thank you so much for the comments. It's always gratifying to know others like what we do.

Good luck, Violet, with the lino. You'll find it's easy to pick up. Wet Canvas has a lot of good information there and don't hesitate to ask questions as they come up...

Amy Stoner said...

that is just beautiful! great job!

Diane Cutter said...

Thanks, Amy... I had fun doing it; somehow everything just 'clicked' (which doesn't always happen)!