Reduction Lino Cut in Oil
Edition Size: 14
Image Size: 50 x 69 cm
Paper Size: 56 x 76 cm
Paper Type: Fabriano Artistico
Section Prize Winner 2nd Place:
Artery Art on Show, 2021
Signed and numbered on the front
Lilydale Dawn is a hand printed reduction linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper.
Lilydale is a small town in northern Tasmania on the north-western slopes of Mount Arthur, surrounded by orchards and farms.
On a short getaway last spring I was up uncharacteristically early, and stepped out of the sliding doors of our bed-and-breakfast to a breathtakingly beautiful display of dawn light shining through gaps in the overcast sky. Before the effect disappeared, I managed to take some snap shots of different parts of the sky and land at different exposures, none of which could really capture the look of the scene – a camera simply can’t handle such a degree of contrast. The challenge for this artwork was to represent the fleeting beauty of that dawn.
Go to my Studio Blog page to see details on how this artwork was made: