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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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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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Latest linocut – A Cacophany of Cockerels

Its so exciting, when you’ve spent days and hours cutting out a linocut, taking the very first print and finding out if it works or not.  I had planned for this one, which is on two pieces of lino, to … Continue reading

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The Curlews are here again

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 … Continue reading

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