Farm by the Lake


This print is of a view I sketched while visiting my brother in Canada. The lake it refers to is Lake Erie, just south of Toronto. It was a very calming place to be (which I think is reflected in the colours), but sitting there sketching I was aware of the noise of the birds, the insects and the lake behind me (which I think I achieved in the cutting quality of the marks in the lino). The image measures 17 x 25cm. I made it using Lawrence oil based relief printing inks on Zerkall paper.

This linocut was made in three stages using blended rolls. The first two stages I completed at the FolkEast 2018 festival in Suffolk as a demonstration. I was great fun to be doing printmaking at a festival with a constantly changing audience of curious festival-goers! It is an edition of 10.