Deer Crossing

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”
– Miles Davis

Deer Crossing

Linocut Print for Four Oceans Press exchange

Something a little different today.  I’ve been doing some linocut prints over the last few years, but it hurts my hands too much to do the cutting, so I have cut back considerably.  This one is for a street sign swap, so I couldn’t resist.  I have a friend who is a printmaker.  She tells me to leave some of the background lines in, so I followed her advice on this one.

About Miles Davis

Miles Davis, the innovative American jazz trumpeter famous for his languid, melodic style, was influential in the development of many forms of jazz. He was born in 1926 in Illinois. His mother wanted him to learn the violin, but he picked up the trumpet instead. He dropped out of Julliard to track down Charlie Parker and joined his quintet. He later nurtured many jazz greats in his own band. The album Kind of Blue is considered his masterpiece. He died in 1991.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 11:08:44

    I have the materials to do small linocuts to use like a stamp on my watercolors but have never done it. I can imagine it does start to hurt due to the pressure you have to apply. I like this and I agree with lines left in background. Gives it more of a print look. Good job, Beth!


    • Beth Parker
      Jan 19, 2010 @ 11:52:57

      Thanks, Leslie. You really should do it! I have seen paintings with prints as accents and it’s wonderful. I think small ones would not hurt too much. Also, if it’s cold, sit on the lino before you cut it and it is much softer and easy to cut. 🙂


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