Process used for Dandelion Field Lino
The image is drawn on paper. The image is then traced onto a piece of lino leaving a reverse of the picture.
I then begin to carve the picture into the lino.
Areas cut away will show as white on the final artwork.
I usually use two different sized cutters for my work. The image is then ready for ‘inking up’
The oil based printing ink is then spread thinly on a perspex surface before rolling onto the lino.
The lino is then put on the press with paper carefully placed on the top.
The press is then closed and pressure applied.
If no press is available the back of a wooden spoon is used to apply pressure to the paper.
The paper is then very carefully pulled back to reveal the finished artwork.
The artwork is then hung up to dry.
Depending on the thickness of the ink the work can take between one and two weeks to dry.
I then sign, title and number the limited edition artwork before either mounting or mounting and framing.