Category Archives: Art

Indian colour

I’ve just completed a series of Indian linocuts to complement my daughter’s (http://mollymahon.com) block printing.  She uses joyful colours so these are framed in similar tones.   They are in frames that can stand alone or be hung on a … Continue reading

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Butterflies on vellum

A few butterflies around at last, here are four of the commonest: Peacock, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and Red Admiral.  The caterpillars of these four all feed on nettles so leave a little patch for them in your garden.  I’ve painted … Continue reading

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Little birds on vellum

I’ve been working hard at a collection of small English birds on calfskin vellum – here are a few for your delectation.  A Coletit, a Robin and a Wren

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Painting on vellum

My final week of my botanical art course and we attempted painting on vellum.   Vellum is derived from the Latin word ‘vitulinum’ meaning ‘made from calf’ and is in fact cleaned, bleached, stretched and scraped calf or goat skin. … Continue reading

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Animals on block print – Giraffe

I’ve been enjoying a break from Botanical Art and instead painting animals in acrylic on paper that I have block printed  or printed with linocuts.  Here is a giraffe – this painting is currently at the lovely Wey Gallery in … Continue reading

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A day at a Letterpress workshop

I recently spent a day learning all about relief printing using a press – known as Letterpress.  This was the original and oldest form of printing and involves setting out your text letter by letter.  This you do upside down … Continue reading

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A selection of tulips

A visit to Dunsborough Park in Ripley, which has the most amazing collection of tulips inspired this painting, which was completed using a restricted palette of Schmincke watercolours as an exercise for my botanical art course.  Tulips are just the … Continue reading

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