Monoprint landscapes: 1

Some simple experiments in monoprinted landscapes, using transfer method. First one is oil pastel on tissue paper, transferred to printing paper. Second one, same media, picks up some detailed texture from the creases in the tissue paper. Third one (most successful) is oil-based printing ink on thin computer paper.

Variable edition

Linocut: three small (9cm square) blocks, first block (background) monoprinted, then second and third blocks printed on top. Variable inking; variation in print quality semi-intended: caused by hand pressure (instead of using the press).lc-abs-02 lc-abs-01 lc-abs-04 lc-abs-03

Sussex Art Collective Exhibition

I will be exhibiting some of my “Sussex” linocuts at the Sussex Art Collective exhibition.
Hop Art Gallery (at the Star Brewery), Fisher Street, Lewes BN7 1YJ
28 November – 20 December 2015
Open every day: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.00; Sunday and Monday 12.00 – 16.00
Lewes Late Night Shopping: Thursday 3 Dec 18.00 – 20.00

Borough Market

Borough Market
Linocut 30 x 24cm.
A new linocut of the flower stand at Borough Market. It’s years since I did a print that is only in black-in-white.

Sunflowers: Work in progress

Linocut, 18 x 18 cm.

I use far more white ink that any other colour, so always order two tins at a time, to make sure that I don’t run out. But when I opened the white ink tin this morning, it was almost empty. And the back-up tin has disappeared. Or perhaps this is the back-up tin.
So this block is printed just in black relief ink, and then hand-coloured with acrylic ink.
P.S. Have just ordered more white ink. Why has the price gone up 40% in a year?

Testing the market

Linocut, 14 x 14 cm.

Test piece for a larger print of a market scene. It will be either black-and-white, or handcoloured… once I’ve changed the composition so that the man doesn’t have an umbrella growing out of the top of his head.

New linocut: Undershaft

A new linocut, at last.

Linocut, 30 x 24cm

Another corner of the city of London. This is the view looking west from the “Gherkin” on St Mary’s Axe. In the middle: the church of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, dating from the 12th century. In the distance: the “NatWest” tower, now called “Tower 42”, built in the 1970s.

This print will be exhibited in the New English Art Club Open exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 18 – 27 June 2015.