Tag Archives: Lino prints

Two Sparrows 

Hey there , I have been working recently on a reduction linocut of some sparrows, house sparrows we call them here or little brown jobs. 

Even though they are not the most colourful birds here in Britain, they have a lot of character. And when you look up close they have beautiful colours and pattens in their feathers , all be it in shades of brown and greys. 

So after watching the sparrow army in my lovely new garden I wanted to do something on them and so here is my linoprint and some drawings, would love to hear what you think , cheers ! 

Pilgrimage , Salmon

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This was my unique Lino and monoprint, called Pilgrimage, for an exhibition of the same name shown at Gloucester Cathedral , a beautiful place for an exhibition .

This print I took  the theme pilgrimage and the first thing that came to mind was salmon going back up river  to spawn. So I lino cut my slamon , printed several of him, some on tissue paper, then monoprinted the background , and then using rabbit skin glue as it is neutral and I know it doesn`t show  too much, I pasted layers together with several of my salmon just staggered to give a sense of depth . then popped him in a box frame and mounted him so the warped and cockled paper hung suspened .

Alchemy Show

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If anyone is in the Stroud area around the 8th of March and beyond, you should go see this show, free entry and loads of examples of the different printmaking techniques out there.

There is more to prints than the inkjet  😉

Thanks for looking!

Two Mornings Drawing With The Lovely People At The Cameron Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol…

 As I mentioned in a previous post, I was to do a workshop starting with Ink Drawing , here are a few pictures of some of the work going on from the ink drawing,  to the next week, where we had a go at lino and/or mono printing with linseed oil , oil pastels and oil paint.Ink Drawing Workshop

Ink Drawing Workshop

I had taken a range of object as possible Drawing inspiration, everyone just got on and drew something with gusto, it was great !

Lino and Mono printing Workshop 

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

The next week  produced some lovely prints in quite a short time, 2  hours!

It was a lovely experience to go and share some techniques with  them, I had a  great time, hope they did too.

‘A Magpie Rhyme’ , a hand made book

A Magpies Rhyme

A Magpies Rhyme

A Magpies Rhyme

A Magpies Rhyme

A Magpies Rhyme

A Magpies Rhyme

As a project for the artists book club I am a member of, we had to make some sort of folded book. This was my attempt at an accordion illustrated book based on one of the traditional rhymes about magpies.

I made lino prints for all the black parts then painted in the rest with inks and watercolour, with the aims of an edition of 10 I have made 4 so far…