Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pumpkin Linoprint.



Linocut 13 x 20cm printed on cream paper.

This pumpkin print is a joint effort: HWEM grew it, I drew it. He cut it up and cooked it, I immortalised it in lino. What a lot of fuss about a pumpkin, you're probably saying. Actually this is a one off. I crave roasted Kent Pumpkin. They don't exist in Italy, so with some seeds from Australia we decided to grow our own. We ended up with two beautiful vines covered in flowers - male flowers. Unfortunately only female flowers produce pumpkins. Finally we got a female flower. The vines produced just one pumpkin. We saved it for Christmas dinner.

I think I've progressed with my mark making in this linocut. Previously I've mainly been carving out silhouettes now I'm trying for a greater variety of texture. This is printed with my favourite red brown ink, Charbonnel Sanguine.

NOTE:
Much to my delight Katherine Tyrrell has featured this linocut on her Making a Mark blog round-up Who's Made a Mark this Week?

25 comments:

Sherry said...

I like your linocut pumpkin. You have interesting shapes here, and the choice of red ink is both interesting and appropriate.

Sherry said...

I like your linocut pumpkin. You have interesting shapes here, and the choice of red ink is both interesting and appropriate.

Robin Neudorfer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Robyn. I love the twists and turns and variety of shapes. The color is so rich as well. You are groovin' with this method.

Mary said...

I love this Robyn, it so crisp and clean. That pumpkin is worth being inmortalized.:)

Jennifer Rose said...

you've done a great job with all the different textures :) the texture of the outside of the pumpkin really stands out

moreidlethoughts said...

Robyn, you *are* making great strides!(And the piece of Kent in my fridge will be Morroccan saute tonight!)

Joan said...

Robyn - This is super!!! I like all the textural lines in the skin. How long did it take you to cut it?

mARTa said...

I think mia amica, that you have found yourself in this medium......I am with mouth agape in admiration! Brava!

Dermott said...

Now that's what I call Art! The pumpkin seeds follow me around the room.

But could you please hyphenate "one-off"?

Anita said...

Robyn - having been absent for a week and come back to your blog I have been struck a new by your growth. And I think I know what you have that I have lost - experimenting. I love that you are discovering all these different parts of your creative being. Outstanding!
Love that pumpkin!

vivien said...

oh excellent!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

These lino prints do have a distinctive look and your pumpkin is no exception. Great result after all that hard physical hand work cutting away.

Jeanette said...

For some reason, I didn't comment on this previously but meant to. I really do like this Robyn. The shapes, the lines, the colour, all are wonderful.

Now when are you going to start selling them??

Laureline said...

This is perfectly beautiful. I am very, very, very impressed.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

This is so good I'm stealing it for my 'who's made a mark this week!' :D

Tell Dermott it's no good sniffing, the trail has gone cold......

Lindsay said...

oh...love this onetoo.

Robyn said...

What a great response! Thank you all so much.

And now my pumpkin has been posted on Making a Mark on both Dermott's and my beloved sister, Tonny's birthdays and in the week of our 10th wedding Anniversary. Perfect.

Jennifer Lawson said...

This is beautiful. I just love your linocut prints. Great color choice.

Robyn said...

Jennifer - Thank you, I think this one is the most successful so far.

caseytoussaint said...

Really really good work, b
Robyn!

Robyn said...

Jennifer - Thank you. That's my feeling too. It's nice to be told I'm progressing. :)

Casey. Your second 'really' made me really happy, thank you!

quirkyartist said...

This is a beautiful lino. The composition is fantastic and the red on the cream paper looks great. I think I will have to buy some of that ink.

janabouc said...

Beyond beautiful! I love it! It's so interesting. My eye wants to keep traveling around, nibbling here and there, relishing each bite.

Robyn said...

Wendy - Many thanks - also check out the Red Ochre ink. I love that too.

Jana - What a wonderful comment! Bless you.

Liz P said...

Really nice, Robyn! This has a beautiful balance about it. And don't you love it when you can grow your own subjects... and eat them?

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