Mendip Challenge linocut

Mendip Challenge linocut

Just over a week ago I went back to Somerset, where I grew up, to take part in the annual Mendip Challenge with an old friend. Thousands of people sign up for a sponsored walk of various lengths across the Mendip hills back to Uphill cricket ground on the outskirts of...
The river Axe at Uphill: Part 2

The river Axe at Uphill: Part 2

I have now completed my new linocut of the boats and River Axe at Uphill on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. This is an interesting and peaceful end of the beach, and I’m hoping to do more linocuts of the area – and, hopefully, a series on the Axe...
The Axe at Uphill linocut in progress

The Axe at Uphill linocut in progress

For the last week or so I’ve been working on a new linocut of the boatyard area of Uphill in Somerset. The scene at Uphill My original hometown is Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. At the far end of the town is the village of Uphill. It is on the coast and has now...
Fishing Boat and the Tower 2

Fishing Boat and the Tower 2

Recently I worked on a sketch of one of the boats here on Hastings beach – turning it into a smallish (approximately A4) colour linocut. Here’s the original sketch:- Sketch of Hastings fishing boat with the linocut block beside it. It was done as a...
Printmaking Papers – the sequel!

Printmaking Papers – the sequel!

I wrote about printmaking papers in my series about the various supplies and tools needed for linocut printmaking at home. But since then I have got myself a small press and have been able to try out a few of the heavier printmaking papers. So here’s my humble...
Boats and the Tower

Boats and the Tower

I’m working on a couple of linocuts at the moment. One is a large linocut of the Tower of London (pictured above in an early draft). I started this before Christmas with a view to also using it in a design I have in mind. The other is a small linocut of one of...