Its not only flowers appearing and leaves bursting forth that tells me its spring at last. Its the bird song I hear, like the Chiffchaff and Cuckoo. We live near some boggy fields that always used to have Curlews nesting – sadly for the last few years they haven’t been, but this week, oh joy, they are back with their wonderful bubbling song. Here are a collograph and linocut that I love by artists that I admire:
This is what is known as a collograph. The artist has carved into a piece of card, stuck bits onto it and added other textures, then varnished the plate and printed from it. Hester Cox is a very talented collograph printmaker – you can see her website by clicking here.
This is a hand tinted linocut by Lisa Hooper – I think its gorgeous.