Linnane begins most pieces by sketching on location and taking some reference photos. Later in her studio, she completes a more finished layout sketch for the piece, detailing the composition, values, and in some cases color. Most of her linocuts are printed in one color, either designed as monochrome prints, or awaiting hand-applied watercolor paintings over the finished prints. To create a multiple color woodcut, Linnane carves a separate block of wood for each color in the design, printing them in layers to achieve the full image. Each hand-printed block print may have slight natural variances can appear from one print to the next, adding to the uniqueness and charm of these original artworks.
Stop in gallery to see Linnane's exquisite work.