As I keep exploring the various possibilities of Colored Pencils, I tried to experiment with Linoleum to create relief paintings. Linoleum is extensively used for printmaking. ” Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric.” ( source : Wikipedia)
Here I used the Blick Golden Linoleum block. I drew my design and used the Chisel to carve the surface. I then used acrylics and colored pencil to finish the piece. The piece was then coated with layer of varnish to protect the surface.I really liked the texture I was able to achieve with this technique, reminded me of impressionistic paintings.
I will be showing this piece along with a couple of my older works at the Small paintings and Miniature show at Gallery North in Edmonds, WA starting March 1st.