Posts tagged - carving a lino block

Linocut Progressions: Kotuku, White Heron

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Here’s the second of my latest bird linocuts, featuring one of my favourite birds (and very rare in NZ), the beautiful kotuku, or white heron. This white heron carries a banner which I imagine the giver of the card will write their own message in – “Merry Christmas”, perhaps, or even “I love you”. There […]


In Flight: II

Posted on February 27th, 2014

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I’ve finished the second lino block of my ‘In Flight’ series.  This one features the tui, an iconic endemic New Zealand bird.  Tui are a black bird with a prominent white tuft at their chin and an incredible sheen to their feathers, something that I can’t really show in a black and white print.  I’ll […]


Adventures in Linoleum Carving

Posted on January 31st, 2014

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This week I had my first ever attempt at carving linoleum. I thought I’d start small and make this a practice piece, so I used a little rectangle of lino that I picked up at an art store for $2.50.  I used my morepork drawing (from this post) for the design. It felt good to […]