Saturday, July 04, 2009

Petunias Linoprint


Petunias - linoprint image 15cm x 17cm
paper 28cm x 28cm

I've just finished a companion linoprint of Petunias to go with my earlier Cyclamen print.

Detail Petunias Print

I planted these magenta petunias last September prior to my daughter coming to visit. They flowered in boxes on our tiny bridge well into the winter. About to throw them away in the early spring, I noticed a tiny leaf amongst the dead brown stems. I chopped them right back and left them in the garden with no great expectations and couldn't have been more delighted when they re-bloomed and now they are just as abundant as there were last year. Maybe I'm finally developing a green thumb - or it could just be a spot of paint!

13 comments:

dominique eichi said...

great lino piece, so decorative. I love it

Jeanette said...

Another elegant piece. You have indeed found your niche in printing.
The pattern and shapes work very well in this.

Lovely work.

Sydney Harper said...

This is such a lovely linoprint!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Real movement in the blooms. Only thing I don't really know is could you have scratched or marked the backdrop in some way so that the tone wasn't the same as the centre of the main fully open blooms. The sharp black petals are wonderful shapes. You are a master at this print making in such a short time.

vivien said...

It makes me think of that lovely coarse, hand made lace! Like it.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

This is wonderful! Can you imagine how lovely it would be as a textile print? Can I have a black A-line skirt with this wonderful flower trail along the bottom third, please? :o) I'm amazed and thrilled by your printmaking adventures. Bravo.

Robyn said...

Dominique - Thank you.

Jeanette - Thanks, I wasn't sure about this one at first but I got a lovely response from Rick when he saw it drying in his studio so that cheered me up along with everyone's encouragement here.

Sydney - Thank you.

Joan - Thanks, I'm always looking for ways to vary my marks. Maybe this would have been better with a different pattern but I didn't really want the background to be too dominant.

Vivien - Glad you like it. :)

Belinda - Bless you. I'm blushing with delight! I'd never have started on this journey if I hadn't been inspired by your printmaking. I'll have the studio to myself in August so I'm planning a frenzy of printmaking.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

this is lovely robyn...I love the starkness of it. Maybe your petunias they came back knowing they were to be eternalized!
Ronell

moreidlethoughts said...

Good to see you "on the blades" again, Robyn.
And Belinda is right about the fabric design!

Suma CM said...

I too think this would be a fabulous print for a textile -- I'm thinking you could make indoor/outdoor pillows, in a Sunbrella-type fabric... :)

Joan said...

This is lovely!!! I like the lacy look to this!! Well done!

Lindsay said...

This is wonderful. I crazy about your print work. The stylized flowers are very rhythmmic.

mARTa said...

just stunning Robyn!

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