Fiona Horan

‘Beach donkey’ greetings card

£2.60

5″x7″ greetings card of beach donkeys on the sands at Weston-super-Mare. Blank inside for your own message. Price includes postage. Card comes with white envelope and cellophane wrap. 

30 in stock

Description

My large colour linocut of beach donkeys at Weston-super-Mare reproduced as a greetings card.

The card is 5″ by 7″ or 127mm high by 178mm wide landscape format with the fold at the top (tent fold). The image has a narrow white border around it. It comes with diamond flap white envelope and clear cellophane sleeve. The card weight is 300gsm and is blank inside for your own message. Postage is by Royal Mail first class and is free for UK customers.

It would also look good framed!

Donkeys have been a tradition on the wide sandy beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, for hundreds of years, operated by a couple of well-known local families. There is a picture of the Beatles sitting on them in 1963 (though adults are not normally allowed). Weston has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, so that huge sandy beach is great for donkey rides, chariots, sand castle and sand-yachting – but the tide comes in super fast and does catch some people out!

The original linocut was produced using the reduction technique, which means that only one lino block was used. It was successively cut away to print each additional colour. By the end, the lino block has been practically all carved away and no more prints can be made.

Note: on screen colours may vary depending on screen calibration.

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