Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain, is a hand printed two plate linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper. Subtle effects in the water and undergrowth were created using monoprint techniques, where the ink was manipulated on the plate after rolling it on and before its transfer to paper.
This artwork was inspired by a walk around Dove lake on a rainy morning. The damp foliage had a subtle clean intensity of colour which made the soft reds and oranges almost glow against the fresh greens. Looking over the lake at Cradle Mountain, muted versions the same colours transitioned into blues as the distance increased, where they could be seen as glimpses through the mist. At times it was hard to tell where the mountain ended and the sky began.