|a scan of the lino, itself...."backwards"|
My wonderful mentor, Jim Belisle , explained that to me a couple of sketching trips ago. He makes wonderful "smudges" in his endless sketchbooks and has become very painterly in his approach.
All to say, I've been playing around with lino-cut this winter and have ambitions to do a series of the huts that I love to cross-country ski to in Gatineau Park.
Several winters ago I visited each one and it was great fun to experience different trails and be first, often, to light the wood stoves. (that's another theme - lighting fires)
Anyway, back to the lino-cut. Shilly Shally was the first one to come to mind, as I'm very fond of that little cabin. The first lino-cut was a "learner" and I will never show a print, in part because, duh, I forgot about the mirror image part and also, I've been working on a two press thing, to add the red of the barge board, window frames and doors. Although, this image does remind me of skiing in at night, which I love to do.
I've got to get this series done then find a good workshop on woodcut print-making.....