North Downs Linocut
Original Linocut - 'towards the North Downs'
A landscape print which was inspired by the vista that openened up on a footpath near Lenham. These are oast houses, traditionally used for drying hops, as viewed from the Greensand Ridge and looking towards the North Downs. This is a typically Kentish landscape in the county that is known as the 'garden of England'.
- colour: extended Hawthorn Patrick's Winter Grey ink, slightly translucent (see photos)
- paper: Fabriano Unica, 250gsm, warm white, slightly textured
- edge- cut or torn
- paper size: 18 x 18 cm approx.
- print size: approx 15 x 15 cm
- numbered and signed
- limited edition of 26 in this colour way
Linocuts prints are made by carving a design into traditional linoleum plates which are then inked up and printed in my two Victorian printing presses. All the areas which have been carved away will not print onto the paper, therefore leaving the paper white. Single-colour linocuts are very striking and bold. It is also possible to create multiblock prints with several overlapping plates, or reduction prints where the same plate is gradually carved away as the layers are printed.