"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, 7 March 2010

Short Eared Owl

Short-eared Owl.
Reduction linocut. 5 colours. 132mm x 180mm.
Edition of 7.

Managed to get this print finished and in the intended number of colours. The print is based on sketches made a few years ago on the moor near Grimwith Reservoir in Wharfedale. The bird was crouching half hidden in the long grasses on the edge of the heather moor.


Katka said...

Another nice one. Great eyes!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Katka. The print is intended as a bird report cover so I wanted to make it as striking as possible.