A lino print…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s famous, but pretty ordinary artist is Lucian Freud. (LF)
(Just my opinion, of course…)

WP F DSCN2214Yes, I know, some people do really delicate and detailed lino prints, not like mine at all; mine are a bit raggy and rough. I do try to make them less so, but not really very hard. I go more for the plain and simple, ‘in your face’, jumping about, vibrating, contrasty sort of images, often with attempts at some kind of perspective and three-dimensionality  (is three-dimensionality a word?… I think so…).
Anyway, as you can see, this one was done in 2012 (I must do some more soon, perhaps it would fill those blank days over the Christmas period?); the lino block is about 8″ x 6″ and is printed onto a sheet of nice A4 size paper.
‘What’s it all about Dave?…’ I hear you ask.
Oh, I don’t know, but I could try to slap the word surrealism onto it to see if it would stick; how would that suit you? It’s good to give a name to what you are looking at isn’t it? This image would probably look quite nice printed on a white t-shirt… Oh, hang on a minute, is that a zebra galloping past the window?…
Does that answer your question 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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4 Responses to A lino print…

  1. How attractive – how inventive. My mind was stuck in ‘ploughed fields in rural England’ for lino prints before seeing this.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Gosh! Thank you DB! – Oh, I hope you are not being ironic…
      I got into lino cuts after seeing an exhibition of German Expressionist woodcuts in a gallery a few year ago… Phew! They were great!

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