Fun with lino…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured piece of classical music is Joseph Haydn’s string quartet No. 69 in F# minor, known as ‘Party Time with Mad Joe’.

DSCN1418Hey, this is another of my lino prints… the block is about 8″ x 6″ and is printed on A4 drawing paper.
As you see it is untitled (I don’t usually give titles to my prints) and is marked as A/P which stands for ‘artist’s proof’ meaning it was probably the first one tentatively pulled off the block.
I like designing these, and I like cutting the shapes in the lino, but I’m not very keen on the actual printing of the things; much swearing and cursing and ripping up sheets of paper is involved when white spots somehow appear on the black areas, and dirty thumb-prints materialise around the white edges, and when inexplicably the print is off-centre on the sheet, and when there is a smudge at the edge of the image where the paper was first placed on the block (see above lower left – aha, the man’s head has turned and he is staring at it in annoyance…)
Still, I really enjoy doing these, and they do, I think, look quite… er… striking…
I’m not going to discuss what this image is all about – that’s for you to decide dear reader…


About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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