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

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

Sunflowers
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.

Undershaft
Undershaft
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.