Linoprinting in Brighton

Back at the Ink Spot press, I’ve been printing a couple more linocuts. Here’s the moment of truth. Photo shows the inked up lino and I’m revealing the image after it’s been through the press. Previously I printed the colour in stages and this is the final black image of Central Station, Amsterdam. Always the exciting bit!

Brighton Wheel

I made it to the Brighton Wheel on sunday morning. I went early to take a look. There were only a couple of people hanging about at the entrance and it was open so I thought I’d go on a ride. An adult ticket costs £8 which takes you round 3 times. The wheel is much smaller than the London eye and the pods seat 4/6. I had my own pod and took the opportunity to sketch. It goes quite quickly. I think they should slow it down a little then it would be easier to draw! I cheekily asked if I could go around again as there were only a few people there and the wheel continued on it’s cycle. ‘No, sorry’ came the reply. Pity – worth a try. Would have liked to sketch for longer. Great view. So nice to see Brighton from a different perspective. No fear of heights this time. Thank goodness!

Continued walking on the seafront and sketched along Marine Parade and towards the Wheel.

Linoprinting

Whilst in Holland, I worked on a few linocuts. Now back in the UK, I went to the Ink Spot Press in Brighton and printed two of them.  It’s great because they have a hydraulic relief press. Press a button and it does all the work so you don’t have to! Now I can concentrate on mixing the inks and registering the artwork without building up too much of a sweat. Here are the prints ‘Cafe in Copenhagen’ and ‘Walking in the Jordaan’ drying in the rack. I’ll be including them in my exhibition in november.

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Pieterburen, Netherlands

It had to happen . . . I drew a windmill! I’ve passed so many but it was Windmill De Vier Winden in Pieterburen that made me want to get my sketch book out.

Pieterburen, in the northern part of Groningen is a nice place to stay. The gothic chuch there is really interesting. It was so quiet so I sat and sketched outside. I enjoyed using my red pastel for the red brick.

A group of us went mudflat hiking in the Wadden Sea. Lots of mud and lots of fun. Our boots are under there!