Driving through the Spanish countryside, going to Seville from Granada you see swathes of olive trees and vines decorating the hills all around you. It really is a patchwork of patterns which I wanted to destill into an almost abstract impression of the landscapes I saw.
This is a linocut print with chine colle' for the swatches of colour. Chine colle' means collage and to do this I hand paint tissue paper with good quality acrylics. I love the beautiful bright translucent effect it can give to a linocut print.
In this version of 'A Patterned Landscape' I have used a darker palette of colours)
Somerset satin 300gsm, hand painted tissue paper, oil based inks
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