On this page I share with you the reductive linoprint process of some of my more complex reductive linoprints. My Journal (aka Blog) also details these prints, and you’ll find links as relevant below. I will continue to add to this page over time, so please come back to have a look every so often.
An early morning drive-by iPhoneography snap was my reference for this particular print – Mt Beerwah in the distance overlooking farmlands along Commissioners Flat. It was early morning, bright and warm. A low summer fog was lifting from the surrounding farmland and Mt Beerwah was rising with the sun, proud in the distance. This print has been created with 16 colours over 14 layers, printing with the reduction linoprint method.
I live in a small town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, overlooking the iconic Glass House Mountains. This winter we had several weeks of fog that sat low around the base of the mountains. The fog hung low like a rolling sea, covering farmland and pine forests. I snapped a photo from one of my favourite vantage points, Howells Knob Lookout at Reeseville, and couldn’t resist the urge to print the image. I learned a lot of lessons with this print. It was a labour or love, and after 18 colours and 16 layers, I think is does justice to the view of just one of the vantage points of this landscape.
Click here to read more about the process in one of my blog articles. I have included the original photo I referenced for this print.
Ruffled Feathers is an 11 colour reductive linoprint. It took approximately 50 hours to prepare, carve and print. I referenced a photo I took of a sulphur crested cockatoo watching me on a windy afternoon. You can see below each coloured layer of the print, and watch as he emerges into the final cheeky character that he is. This print is in homes in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Wales and Ireland.
Click here to read more about the process of creating this print in my blog. He is also available to purchase in blank greeting cards. As of June 2017 there were still 2 unframed prints available for sale, and 2 framed prints. Click here if you would like more information about purchasing this print. Click here if you are interested in purchasing individual cards, or packs of 5 or 10.
I spent an afternoon watching a tawny frogmouth bird with her two chicks. I reference one of a collection of photos from that afternoon; this photo of me watching her chick watching me. This print is a 7 colour reductive linoprint. It took approximately 40 hours to prepare, carve and print. The printed edition for this print was quite small, and it has sold out. This mother and chick tawny frogmouth pair are watching over people in homes on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Wales.
Click here to read more about the process in one of my blog articles. This 2nd article shows the original photo I referenced for this print.
This blue faced honeyeater (also known as a banana bird) was having a wonderful time feasting on the nectar of a banksia flower in summer. This print is a 19 colour reductive linoprint – my most ambitious to date. It took approximately 60 hours to prepare, carve and print. For this print I inked only the areas needed for each colour, as opposed to inking the entire lino block surface.
I am currently writing a blog article detailing the process and will create a video showing the colour reveal through all 19 layers. I’ll update this page as soon as its ready.