Colour linocut of two seagulls and a fishing boat – ‘RX88’ – on Hastings beach in East Sussex, printed in oil-based and water-based inks on acid free paper.
The image is approximately 18 cm high by 28 cm wide (slightly smaller than A4) and signed beneath by me, the artist. Variable edition of 50. Every linocut is hand printed and individual prints vary slightly from each other, so that you will own an individual work of art. These are not mass-produced at the printers but printed by me by burnishing the back with a spoon!
This work of art is printed using several carved lino blocks to produce the different colours.
It will be sent to you ready mounted in soft white to fit a standard-sized frame. Postage is included in the price.
There are lots of very feisty herring gulls living in Hastings. Many of them nest on chimney pots in the town (where they are no trouble apart from being rather noisy). They spend a lot of time hanging around the fishing fleet and usually get a breakfast of unwanted scraps from the fishermen. It’s nice to think their diet doesn’t completely consist of chips and burgers!
RX88 is based on a typical fishing boat at Hastings. All the local fishing boats here have the ‘RX’ code on them – it stands for the ‘Port of Rye‘, a few miles away. I believe we have the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. This end of the beach is very interesting, with the boats, ‘net huts’, harbour arm, Old Town, funicular railway, cliffs, Country Park, and numerous lovely old pubs and restaurants.
I also have a blank greetings card for sale taken from this linocut here.