Japanese Anenome Linocut in Progress

I have been working on my Japanese Anenome Linocut, 3 colours down and 2 more to go. This is a reduction linocut, which means after I have printed a colour, I remove more material from the lino block to print the next colour.

The design has changed a bit as I’ve been cutting and printing the block in reaction to the colours I can produce with the inks I have.

I have been using strips of mountboard glued to a plastic sheet to register the lino block with the paper. The registration has been excellent, but the strips of mountboard have embossed their shape on the paper print. Once I have a final edition of prints I will window-mount them so that the unwanted embossed effect is hidden.

(© Catherine Cronin)



Weekly Sketch – Moorish Mirror – 27/01/2015

This drawing is of a Moorish style mirror bought back from my last trip to Spain. I love the arch shape and the stamped floral design in the silver metal frame. I have drawn the mirror in black marker pen and silver pencil. I am still working out what scene the mirror will reflect – a portrait? an interior? or a more hard to define image? I have cut out the centre of the mirror so that I can play with the reflected images I create.




(© Catherine Cronin)