"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Carr Naze and Filey Brigg

Carr Naze and Filey Brigg.
Reduction Linocut. 8 Colours. 270mm x 180mm.
Finally finished the Linocut that I started at the begining of the month. This is Filey Brigg on the East Coast of Yorkshire. For those readers not familar with the location, Carr Naze is the headland and the Brigg is the reef that points from it like a finger out into the North Sea. A mecca for birdwatchers and generations of children (myself included) who have spent happy holidays here sliding around on the rocks exploring the pools exposed at low tide.
It seems to have taken a long time with this one. Although I have been working on another at the same time, which should be ready to post towards the end of this week. I finished this one in 8 colours which is one more colour than I originally intended. I read somewhere recently that linocuts look better printed in only two or three colours. I'm not sure I agree entirely with this but maybe for the next print I'll have a go. Perhaps three colours and a final dark!
I have also been busy developing a website which is almost ready to go on-line. Watch this space.


Katka said...

Beautiful! Looks like a lovely place.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Katka
Glad you like the picture. Yes it is a nice place. A bit bleak in winter with an easterly gale blowing though.