Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Watercolour Woodblock Prints



Monotype Print with Engraved & Watercoloured Woodcut Block

I have finally found a way to combine my two great loves - watercolour and woodcut relief printing, thanks to a link from my dear friend, writer/painter Sally in Sydney and the technique of a fantastic Australian painter/ printmaker.


8 x 8cm block & monotype print

I kept the design of these two blocks simple because they were for test purposes and I didn't want to break my heart if they didn't work. They did work! If you click on the images you should be able to see the embossing in the larger view.


Further details tomorrow when I post a photo of the third print.

12 comments:

africantapestry said...

Stunning work Robyn...I love these designs! A nice series of these, I hope? The watercolor suits beautifully(the colours are so rich and velvety. you've really just exploded with your prints and rightly so!
Ronell

Sydney Harper said...

I like these a lot! Good idea.

Jennifer Rose said...

very cool :D interesting how you can see the embossing, makes me want to run my fingers along the lines to feel them (possibly a little odd :p)

Robyn said...

Ronell - Many thanks. Yes there is a series coming, I'm so excited about the process, I can't imagine making anything else at the moment - but hopefully the images will become more complex.

Sydney - Thank you, I'm glad you like them.

Jennifer - I haven't been called 'cool' for a while :) I love that you would like to run your fingers along the embossed lines - not odd at all, unless I'm odd too. ;)

moreidlethoughts said...

Firstly, I noticed(without enlarging) the sharp embossing. Then I thought: hmm...Seaby? Phillips?
Really looking forward to more of your work, Robyn.

Robyn said...

Dinah - No, not Seaby or Phillips - Which Phillips? I'm just as excited about this process this morning as I was yesterday!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You've been busy over there in Tuscany and Oh wow, what a wonderful technique. .. and such vibrant colours and designs. We all wish we could find a 'style' to call our own. Its a winner and something you must continue with - please!!.

"JeanneG" said...

I love these. So simple but so nice to look at. Great job. My head is still reeling. All of a sudden everyone is doing linocuts like someone made an announcement that it was the thing to do. lol

Jeanette said...

These are wonderful Robyn. The colours and the embossed lines are superb. Part print, part sculpture almost. I really like the three colours and how beautifully they turned out.

Anita said...

Robyn - these are very nice. Super graphical quality. I've realised seeing these that one of the qualities I like about print is the border of blank paper around the printed image - and the larger the better!

Robyn said...

Jeanne - I guess this is how crazes start. :)

Prakash Raja said...

Really awesome Robyn. The colors are so striking and confident and at the same time the flower has come out real well. Simple and magical!!! Wish to see many such series.

prakash raja

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