"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, 12 June 2011


Since finishing the Kilnsey Crag linocut I've been at something of a loose end. I have ideas for prints but couldn't settle down to work on anything. I started with this thumbnail of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales.

It has potential but I'm not sure I can make a linocut from it - maybe a Scraperboard drawing.
I tried a drawing of the North Landing at Flamborough and then worked on some thumbnails of Avocets.

If ever a bird was designed for linocutting it has to be the Avocet. But therein lies the problem -trying to come up with an original design.

I then got distracted by this Dunnock outside the window, before going back to the Avocets.

Dunnock. Field Drawing.
Rotring Art Pen.

I then went back to the avocets before revisiting the drawing of North Landing Flamborough.

It looks like this is what we are going with - tune in next week.


Marissa Buschow said...

I really love those last avocets. The water ripples are less distracting & the colors are lovely.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Marissa,
Yes I prefer the last drawings of the Avocets too. I think they will be the ones I develop into a print.