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Making original prints - from the beginning

I thought I should say two things:


1) This blog is not dead - yet, maybe..., and...
2) I'm going to attempt an exercise which I think will be of interest, and that is: explaining how I make original fine art prints, from the very start of the process. 

It's not going to be as easy as it might sound. Explaining exactly what you do is "a bit of a facer", when you usually "just get on with it", and never give it much thought, concentrating instead on thinking about how the art should look, rather than about how it's getting made. Especially when you're a 'draw-er', not a word-smithy.

I think it will be good to do though, because it'll help me be a better printmaker. Plus it'll mean that when anyone asks - and they do every now and again - I'll have an answer.

Scarborough and Whitby - Grand days out by the sea!

Lino Print Artists UK

New British Landscape Art Website

The Truth About Prints

What is a printmakers block?

Stacks of sea character in a small linocut

Harrogate Exhibition - July 2013

Printmaking is a fine art

Limited Edition selling-out soon

Preliminary original print ideas

Wood engraving by novice engraver

Pennines landscape texture

Lino block prepared for first inking.

Sunset linocut block print in progress

Contemporary and tradition in a modern combination

Playing with waste proof prints

Yorkshire landmark original print

Roseberry and MIddlesbrough Landscape Print