Angling and watery landscapes

Another of the small and very simple and quickly produced linocuts that were used for cards and the covers of a series of species specific angling anthologies published by The Medlar Press. This time the subject of the book was the mighty Pike. I love pike, they’re a fantastic looking fish and top of the underwater food chain, in fact a friend told me that the only thing that a pike has to be frightened of is a bigger pike, a fair comment having seen the damage that a larger pike can inflict on a smaller one. The linocut featured a bright red pike bung, an old fashioned pike float that is now well and truly out of fashion, but I still use the smaller versions because of their ease of use and convenience and the fact that they work. The image was printed in one colour, black, on watercolour paper and the all of the other colours added by printing water colour on the pre-printed black image.

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