Cutting into Wood

Last week I bought some wooden panels and did my first woodcuts.

If you choose a soft wood like limetree, cutting into wood doesn’t require much more strength than cutting into a lino plate.

You can also use linocut colours for printing.

Here are the first results:

 

Small Sketches

I love drawing, painting and collages so I did these small sketches recently using some pages of old books and other collage material.

Even if you can’t always see the original material any longer, I feel that the sketches have a different quality than paintings on simple white paper.