On this warm spring day I went on the first hiking tour of the season.
The region we went to is of immense natural beauty with its deep blue lakes and snow-capped mountains.
It also has a tradition of salt-mining from which it derived its name “Salzkammergut”.
Using this small sketch of a flower as inspiration I did these printing projects -some nice greeting cards and a small gift bag…
When I found this old lino plate which I was not quite happy with, I decided to cut away as much as possible and leave only the basic objects of the still life on the plate.
Now I like it somehow better than before…
I also printed some of my floral printing plates on Japanese collage paper and gift tags.
It seemed to be a creative day…
I haven’t made any drawings for quite some time so I did these small ink and watercolour drawings of wild flowers and plants today.
While I was walking around my favourite lake “Eibensee” near my home town today I took some pictures of the blooming nature.
These flowers might not be as colourful and lush like tulips or roses, but they have their own wild beauty.
If you wonder about the bottle cap, this seems to be a remnant of someone’s picnic at the lake including typical Austrian beer…:-)
Since spring has finally arrived, I want to do a new series of linocut prints of flowers and plants. Here are my first ideas:
I’ve always been fascinating by patterns, maybe that’s why I’m so into printmaking and the patterns you can create by for example overlapping colours.
So I made these patterns out of some of my favourite prints.