"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, 15 April 2012

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle
9 colour Reduction Linocut. 180mm x 270mm. Edition of 5.

Finished the latest print and have already got another one on the drawing board.

I had an e-mail from a gallery inviting work their Summer Exhibition. I sent a reply straight back agreeing to send a couple of prints, then I read the rest of the e-mail. 'The theme of this years exhibition is; The Dance.' Not a theme that would ordinarily fit with my normal subject matter, and I must admit to an initial regret at my hasty reply as I struggled for any sort of inspiration or ideas. Then whilst watching a Lapwing flinging itself around the sky, and with some artistic lateral thinking I got an idea. So here is colour 1.

The drawing has offset from the block so that has given away much of the composition, but it will become clear with the next colour anyway.

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