Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hesket Newmarket hand-coloured lino cut.

...and following my post on the 9th November - here's the colored version now that the ink has dried.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cumberland foxhounds on Binsey

We'd driven through Ireby this morning as the hunt congregated outside the Black Lion for bacon butties and a drink. I had hoped to take some decent photos, but the square was rammed with cars and there were lots of cones, tape and signs due to the current 'pavement works' - hardly photogenic! We then decided to go for a walk up Binsey and as luck would have it the hunt came past - Rocky was most intrigued!

Binsey - such good views from such a little walk!

We are so lucky to live within 15 minutes drive of Binsey - the views, on such a gorgeous morning, were stunning and Rocky loved it!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Hesket Newmarket lino cut.

Hesket is a really difficult village to get into one picture - I decided the pub and the buttermarket had to be in to define the character of the village - but there are a lot of houses in between and some at right angles to the road. The houses at a right angle to the road were left out as you couldn't see them but we got everything else in..... The bottom of the picture is the grass of the green. Now I just need to wait for the prints to dry before hand colouring them!

I will probably do a couple of extra scenes - a closer view of The Old Crown pub with Denton House to the left and also the corner at the top of the village with the post office and the back road to Caldbeck.

Even the panoramic view on the camera can't get it in! 

The planning and the printing....
The print ...waiting to dry before hand colouring...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Glittery cones....

Having found and collected the cones - which believe me are heavy (ask my poor husband who had the rucksack!); dried them in the bottom oven of the Aga so they open up; removed the seeds; cooled them; removed more seeds and then painted and glittered them..........but they're worth it! Lots more to go though for the Christmas fares!

Monday, 6 November 2017