Tuesday, 10 February 2009

New prints

This weekend we both worked on new prints - a linocut for me, and a small engraving for Jon. It felt so nice to spend all weekend printing and cutting again after so many weekends being busy doing other things.

Here's a close up of my lino block - part of a much larger reduction print, I've printed three layers so far. There is one more layer to cut and print before it's finished.

Jon worked on a small wood engraving of the landscape near Charlton in Sussex (where we stayed on our honeymoon) with lots of fields and tiny hedgerows. Here is the block in various stages of completion...

Our new Emma Bridgewater Lapwing mug is in the background in the photo above. How could we resist?

The engraving is all printed, but the ink is drying very slowly so we'll upload a photo tomorrow.

Those tulips that I bought last week opened out into huge blowsy blooms!


the rikrak studio said...

oh my heavens - that landscape is gorgeous!

esta sketch said...

ooh i love the coffee mug (always a great subject), and that tiny etching is just amazing!

fookaDESIGNS said...

Wonderful work from the both of you!

Magic Cochin said...

Jon's etching is lovely and your lino block is fun - looking forward to see the finished print.

Love the lapwing mug too - must get one to add to our Emma B bird mug collection. I got the Fieldfare mug for Christmas :-)