Monday, 21 April 2014

The lino steps!

It's amazing how many steps there are in a lino cut!

Lino printing onto computer print out.

The lino cuts that I have been doing recently have been directly printed onto an acrylic under-painting which takes time but also the acrylic slightly repels the lino ink....however if you scan the painting in - print off a copy and then print onto that it means you can do multiple copies - and the print is far clearer!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mawbray to Allonby in Easter sunshine!

A good, fresh and sunny walk. Lots of skylarks, ringed-plover and oystercatchers.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow trip.

A lovely day with my parents in Glasgow. Enjoyed 'The Lighthouse' and particularly the black and white photos of Glasgow's industrial past. A wide range of architecture and the Glasgow School of Art was well worth a visit. Personally my favourite two photos were though, of Darth Vada playing the accordian and the contrast of a side street just off the main shopping area.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Smardale Ghyll mono print and Solway painting.

Enjoyed doing the mono print - areas for improvement I know, but it's the process that  I really enjoy.


A lovely fresh walk up Binsey with spectacular views into Central Lakes.

A happy Rocky !

Friday, 11 April 2014

Farfield Mill and Limestone pavements at Southerscales

A lovely day - first a visit to Farfield Mill and then onto Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Southerscales Nature Reserve at the base of Ingleborough. Still distinctly wintery.
Three felt pieces from the 'Felt through Contact' exhibition which is just closing
and a fantastic 'Stone Quilt' 

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Southerscales reserve. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Missing Islay!

As the family head up to Islay again and I crack the whip on A level revision;  I've had to satisfy myself with a painting (36 x 28 inches) - from the coast near Lossit across to Jura. See February's Blog 'Higland Cattle and Otters'!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Spring may have arrived!

A damp dog walk but the Spring flowers have suddenly blossomed - finally took photos of the willows as want to do some art work bases on them; maybe a lino print.