Friday, December 11, 2015

Day 11 - where I revisit some lino cuts from the south of France

In 2010, I did my Big OE.  This was my only overseas trip, unless you count some to Raratonga and Western Samoa when  I was a baby and which I don't remember.

I spent a month in France (amongst other places) and during that time, I stayed with Dijanne Cevaal at Le Triadou in the south of France.  It's a wee hamlet about an hour's drive from the Mediterranean.  Dijanne was running a lino cutting class while I was there which I joined in with.  Lucky me as I had access to Dijanne's lovely linocuts as well as making my own.

The first photo is one of Dijanne's that I played with.  Rather than using a roller to apply paint, I used a paintbrush to apply the colour so that I could have different colours for the background and foreground.

The second photo has a painted background, and then has African painting applied to it - I used Dijanne's pomegranate stamp as inspiration for the design.   I really enjoy lino cutting but it's not always easy to get good soft lino at a reasonable price.  I have all the cutters, so I must remember to play around with this over the holidays (when I am having some play time).


Nancy J said...

Both are stunning, but purple with lime green, my choice. What a wonderful experience.

Fran├žoise said...

Yes, they're both great. I hope you find the time to do it again soon.