Having spent the last three weeks in India travelling the beautiful state of Rajasthan with all its smiling people, opulent palaces and ancient temples, lush vegetation and delicious, exotic food, I find it quite hard to settle in again.
It feels very comforting to experience a culture and a way of life so different from our western values and makes you see things in perspective again…
These are some prints I have made recently inspired by everyday objects like kitchen or gardening utensils.
linocuts, nature, plants, prints, still life
espresso maker, linocut, printmaking, still life, tea pot, vegetables, watering can
I’m doing quite a lot of printmaking at the moment for an upcoming exhibition in September.
So here is what I’ve done so far – basically different versions of plants in a pot.
First I printed the plants and then I printed a kind of frame around them using the monotype technique.
All of them were done without a press.
While I was working on some linocut prints I got the idea to make this DIY print shirt.
I used small printing plates for the feather motif and textile colour instead of linocut colour for printing them.
Today we walked up to a beautiful small mountain lake and took some pictures on our way…
I find being surrounded by nature always inspiring.
The lush vegetation, the sounds of a creek, the humming of insects, the beauty of unspoilt lakes and forests …
beautiful places, flowers, landscape, leaves, nature, summer
creek, forests, lakes, nature, photography, wild flowers
Printing without a press needs a bit of experimenting but you can do it… I did these monotypes using only a glass plate and linocut colours.
I printed the plate several times before I applied new colour which created quite interesting structures.
…are sweet and juicy peaches in a pastry cake.
The recipe is exactly the same like the one for the apricot cake below, only add some poppy seeds to the curd and spread the mixture on the pastry before you put the peach slices on top.