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Lilydale Dawn

$1,100.00 (Unframed)

In stock

Size: 50 × 69 cm

Reduction Linocut in Oil ink
Edition size: 14
Location: Lilydale, Northern Tasmania

This artwork can also be purchased through the Colville Gallery, which offers the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme for Australian residents.


Lilydale Dawn is a hand printed reduction linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper.

This artwork was inspired by an early misty dawn during a holiday in Lilydale, northern Tasmania. It was mostly overcast, however the first dawn light was just breaking through a gap in the clouds creating striking shafts of light and long shadows.

This artwork was completed in 7 stages. The light effects that dominate the sky were applied to the lino using a small roller, and sharper light rays were produced by removing ink from the block with a soft rag. The rest of the technique was classic reduction printing, working from light to dark. I mix my colours from a restricted pallet to keep a strong connection between them, using transparent or diluted pigments where possible to allow the layers to influence, and interact with each other.