"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, 31 July 2011

Waste not want not

Sorting out some shelves I came across some small odd shaped offcuts of lino, and not wanting to throw them away. I decided to see if I could compose some designs to suit them. Thinking it would be easier I picked the largest of them (65mm x 282mm). This is what I came up with, a simple one colour print.

Swimming Otter. Linocut. 55mm x 210mm. Open Edition.

As this was a single colour print I printed it with a border, not something I do very often. I can't quite make up my mind about borders. I think they look great on other printmakers work but I've never been entirely happy about the few prints that I have made with a border around them.

1 comment:

The Windmill Stump said...

This is lovely. Captures the movement of the water and otter perfectly