Fox Linocut

This countryside fox (Vulpes vulpes) design is my latest linocut print and my last print of 2021. It’s in a traditional arts and crafts inspired vintage style. I used burnt sienna ink on cream printer’s paper (zerkhall paper). I call him Hubert the Fox. He’s available to buy from my shop now. The fox wentContinue reading “Fox Linocut”

Two colour linocut print

The solstice House Instead of a reduction print I thought I would try a design using two pieces of lino scraps. I made two separate blocks, a blue and beige design of a cute little night time cottage. I added a lot of extender to my printing inks, so where the layers of colour overlapContinue reading “Two colour linocut print”

The Chalice

The Chalice is surrounded by stylised depictions of foxglove, deadly nightshade, hemlock and wolfsbane plants. Who does this cup belong to? What is in the bottle? The poisoned chalice appears, at first, to be an honour, but in time becomes a myriad of difficult problems. It’s a curse! The phrase is found originally in Shakespeare’sContinue reading “The Chalice”

Winter Barn Owl Reduction Print now on sale

I have added a new listing to my Etsy shop. This reduction print of a winter barn owl. A snowy scene for your walls, just in time for Christmas (great if you are looking for gifts for nature lovers). If you are interested in how I created this limited edition linocut you can read aContinue reading “Winter Barn Owl Reduction Print now on sale”

Winter Barn Owl

An outline of my process when I create a linocut reduction print Firstly I make a sketch in my sketchbook using colour pencils. A different colour for each layer. I trace the image using carbon paper onto my lino. I used Japanese lino for this print. It is double sided, so it can be usedContinue reading “Winter Barn Owl”

Tips: Photographing Linoprints for Your Online Shop

Some super quick tips about photographing lino print art (or any art I guess!) to sell. I’m sharing examples from my own shop. Who Is Your Ideal Customer? Style the Setting to Appeal to their Imagination The Verdant Man is a piece of work for nature lovers and the eco-conscious.  He is inspired by nature,Continue reading “Tips: Photographing Linoprints for Your Online Shop”

The Water Street Linoprint

A few years ago a work colleague moved house, to a village in Lancashire. I made her a linocut print for her cosy new home in the countryside. I really liked the little brief she gave me and it was a pleasure to work this linoprint. She is an adventurer and loves travelling. She hasContinue reading “The Water Street Linoprint”

Turtle Dove Reduction Linoprint

My latest print, ‘Turtle Dove’ is now available to buy from my linoprint shop. A Turtle Dove? Why? This is one of my favourite birds. It has a beautiful purring-like call and it is a gorgeous creature with pretty plumage. I’ve been practising the reduction method of linoprinting where each colour layer is printed fromContinue reading “Turtle Dove Reduction Linoprint”

Storing Printed Artwork

I’m making more and more. The prints are piling up. I have a chest of drawers where I keep artwork stacked and flat, but I am I storing artwork properly? I’m a self taught linocut artist who is still in the process of learning how to make stuff at home, working out how to keepContinue reading “Storing Printed Artwork”

New Listings on Etsy

This week, Fred the Lion, Mizzen the Unicorn (both printed on gorgeous cream zerkall paper) and May Flowers are available to buy from my Etsy shop. The trouble I have is that I enjoy the process of making things so much that I tend to neglect my online shop. Are you like that too? ItContinue reading “New Listings on Etsy”