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Logan Rock, from Porthcurno

Logan Rock, from Porthcurno

My latest print story, from the inspiration to the finished artwork.

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Snow Petals

Snow Petals

First the hedgerows were white and I couldn't resist having a go at capturing the Blackthorn blossom... ... then it all fell off and made me think of delicate snow.   I started by cutting out all the white petals, then the pale green and finally a darker green to add more depth and detail. the lino halfway there. Both these prints are in the Mini Prints Collection.    

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St Ives from Lelant beach - reduction cut

St Ives from Lelant beach - reduction cut

The inspiration - looking from the dunes across the beach at Lelant with St Ives in the background. the plan drawn onto tracing paper, a reduction cut print with lots of layers the first cut in the lino - everything I want to keep the white of the paper, surf, St Ives houses, clouds first two colours mixed base layer for the sky and the grasses printed 2nd cut, grass detail, sand on the beach, horizon skyline colour mixing for 2nd layer of grasses and some beach sand detail grey clouds added and an olive green to the grasses and a 4th...

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Shell study - collected from Lelant beach

Shell study - collected from Lelant beach

My studio is now down in Cornwall near Penzance. I'm walking the dogs on Lelant beach everyday and always finding little bits of inspiration, see my instagram for my photos. I've been wanting to print shells and working out how in my head so here's my first attempt. A fab collection of different sizes, colours and patterns, how best to capture each one? With a plan, the first thing is to print the base colours and block shapes, cutting out the areas i want to keep white. mixing the colours is the next job ready to print, I didn't have...

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Linocut Workshop 23rd November

Linocut Workshop 23rd November

All those gorgeous Autumn leaf colours make the perfect inspiration to play with reduction cutting. I'm running a small, 4 places only workshop on the 23rd November. Don't worry if you've had a go before or not, that's why it's a small class so you can have lots of attention.

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