In November my husband and I had a few days away in a rented holiday cottage. A beautiful venue, only 8 onsite cottages, lovely helpful management couple and 40 acres for us to roam.
The best thing was the view from the balcony.
When strolling around the property each day we would wander along the pier hoping to spot some fish. I gazed down into the water watching the pier reflection rippling and bubbles rising and bursting on the water’s surface.
Purely from imagination, and using silk cut lino, I created my version of rippled reflections of the pier struts, plant fronds and bubbles. I’ve two main iterations, very similar but with slight changes to the pier sections. The first one is blue based, demonstrating a watery effect – the second is more green based, indicating algae on the posts.
Technique: Only one piece of lino was used to produce these prints.
Base layer monoprint with stencils on uncarved lino, followed by 5 linocut layers using masks and selective inking, oil-based inks on 200gsm digital copy paper.
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