Friday, 30 September 2016

Transferring Images onto Lino using Eucalyptus Oil


This morning I transferred some recent drawings onto the surface of the lino using eucalyptus oil and a photocopy of the drawing. I’m ready to get cutting and I have so much to do this month!!






Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wrapping!

Someone lucky is getting these three framed Vegemite prints very soon! I'm wrapping and making surprise packages look pretty tonight! #pigeongillian #printmaking #vegemite #printmaking #linoprint #reliefprint #madeinmelbourne #madeinaustralia #secret

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Paisley Pattern Lady

Drawing some new ideas out today for future lino projects. This is my paisley pattern lady...


Editioning

Editioning!
#pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #linoart #australianart #artwork #illustration #art #wobblylady #edition #printing

Beautiful spring flowers!

Friday, 23 September 2016

'Self Portrait with Aran Cardigan'

For this month's Art Club 'self portrait' theme, I knew straight away that I wanted to make an artwork using my beautiful handmade Aran knitted cardigan. I bought the cardigan when I was back in Scotland last Christmas from an amazing vintage store in Edinburgh, called Armstrongs (which I actually used to work at!). 

The artwork is titled 'Self Portrait with Aran Cardigan' and is a limited edition lino print, of 15. The lino block measures 30 x 30 cm and was hand carved over a number of weeks. I started by taking some photos of myself wearing the cardigan, and then used these to draw from. 

I ended up finding out some pretty cool things about Aran knitting - like there are stories attached to different stitches! Cool, hey! I think I will have to revisit some of the beautiful Aran patterns in future work.

The lino cutting took approximately 10 hours and was done is short sittings as it can become a bit sore on my  hands, wrists and arms! I absolutely loved making this and all the tiny cutting. I hope you like it!

The print is for sale here on my Etsy Store.... www.etsy.com/au/shop/PigeonGillian

Gillian x











Gracie Dog



I think someone would like more attention! My little studio helper is keeping me company today while I take photos, list new prints online and organise my accounts!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Aran Patterns

Taking inspiration for my latest lino project from this beautiful knitted aran cardigan!

Another cheeky face


A cheeky lady I've been meaning to cut for ages...
#pigeongillian #linocut #lino#silkcutlino #cheekyface #freckles #

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Drawing some ideas


Drawing some ideas out today...
#drawing #pigeongillian #inkdrawing #drawingwithink #selfportrait #notsurewhatyet 

Monday, 12 September 2016

My desk this afternoon..

Afternoon desk view...
#pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #wobblylady #printing #desk #workspace

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Flowery lady


Test printing this flowery wobbly lady....
#pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #wobblylady #printing

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Tea and Lino cutting

Tea and lino cutting #pigeongillian #printmaking #lino #linocut #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #linoart #australianart #artwork #illustration  #madeinmelbourne  
#wobblelady #teahelps #pfieltools 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Tiny cutting!

Cutting tiny teeny details today! #pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #linoart #australianart #artwork #illustration  #pfieltools #art #speedball #wobblelady #silkcutlino #workinprogress #wip 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Mr Lion in Pink



‘Mr Lion’ lino cut, inked up in baby pink! For sale very soon on my Etsy shop!

#pigeongillian #printmaking #linoprint #linocut #lino #silkcutlino #silkcut #printlife #craft #etsy #etsyshop #etsyau #craft #artwork #art #handmade #reliefprint #blockprint #blockprinting #madeinaustralia #madeinmelbourne #print #pfieltools #lion #lionart #mrlion

Test printing today


Test printing this lady today.... #pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #linoart #australianart #artwork #illustration  #pfieltools #art #testprint #wobblelady 

Another test print...

Test printing another of my wobbly ladies today.... #pigeongillian #lino #linocut #linoprint #reliefprint #printmaking #handmade #print #linoart #australianart #artwork #illustration  #pfieltools #art #testprint #wobblelady #print #printing 

'Mr Lion' Prints now for sale!

My 'Mr Lion' print is now available for sale on my Etsy store in sage green and baby pink! 
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/PigeonGillian