|Harry Kent, Brett Whiteley in lino I, linocut on paper, image 20x15 cm|
This is my first excursion into the world of linocut block printing. I've never previously attempted either woodcut nor linocut. But the direction these ink and charcoal drawings have been heading has made me want to 'have a go', as we say in Oz.
|Harry Kent, Brett Whiteley in lino II, linocut on paper, image 20x15 cm|
Brett Whiteley himself produced 8 linocuts in his career.
David Brigitte lists them here as:
1. Waves, 1977, edition of 8 + A/Ps
2. River 1977, edition of 8 + A/Ps
3. River & Landscape 1977, Edition of 8 + A/Ps
4. Fruit Dove 1980, edition of 25 + A/Ps
5. Sydney Harbour by Night 1981, edition of 20 + A/Ps
6. Light Globe 1981, edition of 10
7. Warming & Reading 1981, edition of 10
8. Reading 1981, edition of 10
and all were all printed by him and in low numbers, so are quite rare.
However, reportedly David Preston established Etchers Press in Brett Whitely's Reiby Place Studio in 1978 and subsequently created numerous linocuts and etchings for Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Judy Cassab and Charles Blackman.
I started to play with colour but it lacks the starkness that attracts me to B&W.
|Harry Kent, Brett Whiteley in lino II, |
linocut and oil on paper, image 20x15 cm
Here is one of the lino printing blocks. I took more care with the direction of the cuts second time round.
|linocut block for Brett Whiteley in lino II|
And finally, here is lino II slipped into a black frame with a double white matt.
|Harry Kent, Brett Whiteley in lino II, mounted.|