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Bertoni
06-13-2006, 08:54 AM
Thought I'd show one my first tries at Linocut done way back in the '1980s. It was an interesting try! Just found it in a file I hadn't looked at in ages!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2006/28168-Homage_to_Matisse_linocut.jpg

lohan
06-13-2006, 10:14 AM
Linocut! Mmm it looks very striking indeed.

Mary Woodul
06-13-2006, 11:00 AM
Very nice, this is another thing to add to my list of "wanting to try".

Bertoni
06-13-2006, 11:52 AM
lohan:
Mary:
Thanks for looking! I wouldn't mind doing some linocuts currently. I think I'd be able to do them somewhat better than I did back in the "80s!

Jakeally
06-15-2006, 09:06 AM
It's always interesting to look at our early work. I do that sometimes and think what a load of rubbish ..... but then I come accross a piece and can't believe I actually did it:rolleyes: :D
This one is very striking ... you should be very proud of it.

Does cutting the lino hurt your hands as much as I think it might:D

Bertoni
06-15-2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks Kris. It's the only one I'd done printing two separate pieces of lino for the 2nd color.
Cutting the lino never hurt my hand back then...now have an "itis" in a finger of my cutting hand BUT I just tried cutting a piece and it works okay. So might try a lino soon!

Jakeally
06-15-2006, 11:44 AM
Yep... I have that too and it's what has put me off trying. I am going to be kind to myself but I love the results you get and wish I had tried it earlier.

ngothyeaun
06-15-2006, 11:50 AM
i never try linocut before..just wondering is it very hard to do?
by the way, i like it very much Bertoni

Bertoni
06-15-2006, 01:49 PM
Chris:
What I did was put one of those weightlifter's gloves on that hand and it worked fine, no pain!!!!

ngothyeaun:
Give it a try! It's a lot of fun and it just needs a bit of practice and getting familiar with the tools and linoleum needed!