Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 
Linocut print of Scarborough

Scarborough Print:‘Scarborough South Sands’

This Scarborough print is an original linocut. It's a classic view of a wonderful seaside town on the Yorkshire East Coast, UK.

The view is from South Sands beach toward Scarborough Castle high on its distinctive headland. The harbour, with its dressing of yacht masts in the marina and lighthouse, nestles below the ancient look-out fortress.

It's a site that's been occupied since the late Bronze Age, I understand. Today, it's a place that fills with kiddie delight at ice-creams and sand castle building. It's the perfect seaside day out destination.

I've grown more and more fond of Scarborough over the years. A lazy meander round the harbour to the lighthouse when the sunlight's jumping off the water is always a pleasure.

  • Image size: 25cm x 28cm (10" x 11")
  • Edition size: 25
  • Medium: linocut
  • Method: reduction-cut
  • Passes through press: 4
  • Paper: Magnani Litho 310gsm White

Each print in this edition enjoys much character. I've hand painted into the ink on two of the layers (sea/sky and rocks). I created texture by contrasting 'dry' (sand) and solid (rocks) applications of ink on to the linocut block.

The printmaking method I've used is a favourite called reduction-cut. It proved challenging, as reduction-cuts often do. I'm exceptionally pleased with the result though, and will be making more with a similar theme.

Two prints showing Whitby and Scarborough sit side by side on display
These prints have been designed to compliment each other. The horizons line‑up so if they're hung at the same height, they match. They also mirror, because one is looking North and the other South.