At long last and after a lot of design and preparation work, this otter print is finished.
A varied edition again, printed using Caligo Safewash inks onto Somerset satin paper. There are three main colourways, one ochre, one blue and one a range of greens and blues. I usually lose around half of the prints to smudges and being off registered, so I started with around 55 prints hoping to end up with over 25. Luck was with me and the edition is of 40!
I’ll add some extra pict
Woopdedoop! I've just found out I won something. A big thank you to Print Day In May And to Cranfield Colours.
There are a few still available through my Etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/565437993/usk-trout-i… #print #usk #fish
Otters have been sighted in the River Usk, in the valley where I have my studio space, for several years now. I’ve only been lucky enough to catch brief glimpses out of the corner of an eye. I’ve heard stories in past years of them swimming under the bridge in Crickhowell(Wales) and keeping people in the beer garden entertained. A friend, Dutch, a keen photographer and fisherman was lucky enough to get some good pictures while out fishing one day and was kind enough to let me
This is a design for a Mermaid that I've been working on for a while now. It is similar to a design I completed a few years ago of a Merman. I drew and painted the design using tones of blue. This has started to be my usual way of working when I intend to make a reduction lino print. It helps to work out the tones for the different cuts, even when the colours end up very differently. I've made this a very varied edition but mainly either blue, brown or green. I started with 2
I was very happy to see my art and that of other artists on show show at the excellent Craft Renaissance Gallery. Very busy this afternoon for the 're-launch'. Hopefully I shall be showing a veriety of work there over the next few months.
Thank you to Hele and Rob and everyone for putting this all together. https://www.facebook.com/CraftRenaissance/… #Lino #fish #exhibition #usk #gallery #print #landscape #wildlife #birds
A couple of lino prints labelled and ready to be dropped of at Exeter Castle on Sunday. It's for the annual exhibition of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts from the 14th to the 25th of November. Click the poster for a link to the SWAc page and the online catalogue #fish #exhibition #print #wildlife #birds
On the 18th I went to the 'members buffet' and private opening for the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London. Two of my pieces were in the show. #print #wildlife #exhibition #birds #fish
After some success with my lino print of the Brown Trout in the river Usk, I've been working over the last few weeks to complete a print of a Salmon in the Usk. Once again I've tried to get that feeling of the fish's view of things and mixed up things from above and below the water. The Trout was set in the spring, the Salmon is set in the early autumn. I'd been looking for ideas for some flowers and animals to include in the image. On a recent walk along the river I came acr
WHOOOOPDEDOOOOP! Both of my entries have been accepted for the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition. The exhibition is in the Mall and runs from the 19th to the 29th October. #print #wildlife #painting #birds #fish #exhibition