A coastline of high cliffs, stacks and arches, creates a sweeping and epic view.
This coastline art, in the style of my linocuts, is inspired by my travels on coastal paths around the UK. Wending my way along the cliffs at the edges of Yorkshire, Wales and Devon has infused a lasting sensation of breathing‑in epic vistas I can always recall.
It's not surprising this type of coastline is a recurring theme in linocuts, paintings and now digital art in my collection. Every Summer, I'm drawn to the cliffs at Flamborough Head and the towering heights above Whitby harbour. Whenever I'm near the coast, I often find myself wandering along the edge of land and sea – there's something about the activity isn't there.
- Image size: Up to 35cm x 35cm (14" x 14") max
- Medium: digital
- Ground: museum grade art paper
This digital painting was created using the same approach as my original linocut prints. Not only is the style of the art similar, I created it using the same discipline. Distinct layers of colour have been separated from each other in the same way they would be if I were making a linocut. If this were made into a linocut, it would need to pass through my printmakers press four times. Some of the colours begin flat and plain, while others are graduated in the same way as a printmaker can vary the ink colour on their block of lino. Additionally, some of the colours are then painted into. I've done all of this on many of my lino prints. This digital art, like the others in the style of my prints, could be used as a plan for a linocut. I don't see any reason, though, to make a lino print that'd be almost exactly the same as this artwork, unless I'm missing something. However, I might try it as an oil painting!