Fenland Prints. On the ground but not the skyline

Blue Fleece. A linocut in four colours printed on 300gsm Fabriano 5 HP in an edition of ten. Image area 150mm x 150mm approximately. £50.00

The last of the ‘Fenland skyline’ series turned into an experiment based on the view from a landing window at the front of the house. Tortuous, I know, but it makes perfect sense to me even if it doesn’t to anyone else. Because the weather remains very unseasonable, as in damned cold, the farmer whose land is in front of the house has laid fleece over his early potatoes hoping to speed up the growing process for an early crop, proper new potatoes. The fleece is is a very, very pale blue blue and although it is anchored to the ground the wind makes it ripple like water, in fact it looks sufficiently like water to fool ducks who go onto final approach expecting to land on water only to find it’s solid, the result is either a duck crash or a frenzied acceleration to save the undercarriage. Anyway to save further rambling this is an experimental print that may be the start of a new subject theme, the print is a simple four colour linocut that taught me a lot and kicked of some new ideas. A plan is slowly starting to come together. Well I think it is, I’ll see how I feel in the morning.

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