Angling and watery landscapes

A linocut that was commissioned for the front cover of the magazine Waterlog on its tenth anniversary. The cut was basically a view into a fisherman’s float box complete with floats, discarded hooks, float rubbers, chrysalis, lead shot and bits and pieces of fishing line. Basically the detritus that all fisherman gather until the spring clean in the close season. The cut was printed in black only and then Japanese water colour was used to complete the hand colouring process and some of the very fine line work. Some of the floats carried the names of anglers that I would love to have met and also the names of some of the very fine anglers that I had met and know.

The Float Box. Waterlog Magazine 10th anniversary front cover print. Top. Finished print. Middle.Work in progress. Bottom. The finished print framed. Print by special order.

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