Category Archives: Printmaking

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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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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Are hippos beautiful?

Of course they are! I’ve been so enjoying painting african animals on wallpaper or block print I simply couldn’t resist doing a hippo. Here’s how it develops. First you have to create your design which must have a repeat so … Continue reading

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The creation of an art work

As a watercolourist and linocutter I have been pondering how I can combine the two art forms . I visited the RWS Exhibition at Bankside, London and saw the amazing work of Brenda Hartill who had managed to incorporate embossing … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) Christmas

Happy Christmas and apologies for late card which was due to the fact we’ve had no power for the last 3 days thanks to the storm – floods and trees down – first Christmas by candlelight! Here is a reduction … Continue reading

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Etching admiration

I have just completed a 2 day etching course and I’m now totally in awe of anyone who etches!  What a complicated and difficult process it is.  First you have to grind the edge of your metal plate, then polish … Continue reading

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