I recently decided to embark on an ambitious 3 colour plate Linocut of Roses. I also wanted to try the design using three different colour combinations, Pink and Blue, Red and Green and Yellow and Purple.
The two most important things about the artwork were the complex geometric design of the Rose heads and that the background and foreground colours had to complement each other.
The carving of the Lino plates took over a week and the work and effort was painstaking given the large scale of the pieces. I couldn't wait to get into the Printmaking studio to see if my design was to be a success or not.
Fortunately as I lay down the prints to dry I realized that the punchy colour combinations had indeed been a success and that the simple design with the intricate spiraling geometric pattern of the Roses worked really well.
It was another good project under my belt. My aim with this project is to showcase and celebrate the majesty of the kingdom of nature. The wondrous flora and fauna we have in this world provides an in-exhaustible fountain of inspiration for my artistic endeavors as it has done for many before me.