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This is a large woodcut block that I have just completed. I will be pulling a print from this before I ink it up. I got a book for Christmas with the artist “Cressinda Campbell” and she paints her blocks first and pulls a print with colours before inking up with printing ink. She also sells her blocks and prints together.

So I thought I would give this a go. For now this is the block and I will post the print when I get to it. I really enjoyed cutting this block. It took me 2 months to do and my hand is really hurting as a result. So its time out for me with the cutting of wood.

THE MODELS NAME IS “CONNIE PAGE”

Let me know what you think. BillyLee

This is also a collaboration with Andrew James McNulty who took the photograph of this lady and I have posed in with the geraniums…I will post the link to this picture soon. Complimentary Red! by Andrew James McNulty

CLOSE UP OF WOODCUT AFTER PRINTING

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Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 5 years ago

    wow Billy, you excelled in this one, loads of work in it. I think I told you once that I have done lino printing but cutting into wood is a little tougher without doubt. You have so much detail.

  • Smile
    Smileover 5 years ago

    The details are so fantastic Billy, I can only imagine how hard this would be to do, amazing work!

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 5 years ago

    oh gee Billie so fabulous good to see you are still enthusiastic about subject. good luck Happy New YEAR cheers Gini

  • Marita McVeigh
    Marita McVeighover 5 years ago

    very nice.!

  • genevievem
    genevievemover 5 years ago

    great work and great to read about, did you get that big new book with all her work in? It sounds great , I am a big fan, I didn’t know about this technique but I really love it, your poor hands. that is why I dont do lino these days!

  • Yes, I got the big book for Christmas AND then I read about her in The Studio book thats out and discovered she uses a “engraving tool” and so now I’m thinking, wow, maybe this is the answer to saving my hands?? Where would I get a good engraving tool?

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 5 years ago

    wonderful creation and style….interesting method …………

  • nkbellani
    nkbellaniover 5 years ago

    Superb! Awaiting the link to your collaborator:)

  • Thanks Kumar, I have posted the link for the Geranium lady…..not sure how to make it mnore prominant though. Any ideas? Should I put it at the top. Want to make Andrew happy.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • genevievem
    genevievemover 5 years ago

    No idea but when you find out I would love to know, it is so hard on the hands that is why I do so much ink and vector work instead.

  • nkbellani
    nkbellaniover 5 years ago

    This is just great! A superb work of art, …saying this at the cost of being repetitive:) Thank you Billy

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 5 years ago

    I have decided to re-carve this entire woodcut now I have bought my engraving tool. Wow, how good can I actually make this woodcut….mmmmmm, or could I wreck it? B

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