Kilburn White horse lino print

Lino print landscape:
White Horse

  • Image size: 15cm x 13cm (6" x 5.25")
  • Method: linocut
  • Edition size: 25
  • Passes through press: 2
  • Paper: Fabriano (Cream/off‑white)

A bold unpretentious, unashamedly decorative, deliberately simple three colour relief lino print. This Yorkshire landmark (Kilburn White Horse) has been cut into the hillside and into the lino used to make this print.

A modest landscape artwork developing an early Kilburn Horse print done while learning printmaking. It was one of the first prints I entered into a juried open exhibition, where it sold. It was key to encouraging me to develop my linocut making activity.

Making the print

Three distinct colours were mixed on the pallette, though the print was only put through the printing press twice. The first pass put down the pale blue and dark sienna via individually inked areas of the lino. Once these had dried, a second pass through the press for the dark blue was made. You can see the overlap of these two colours creating a subtle third tone. I used two sheets of lino, though it could have been one.

Slightly less than a third of the edition are still available to buy.