Landscape art print:‘Roseberry Topping’
My… Roseberry Topping is a popular place on a sunny afternoon. Much loved by locals and visitors alike, and with good reason.
This is a lino print capturing the landscape landmark that is Roseberry Topping. The city of Middlesbrough in Teesside glitters in the distance.
Yes, I did just say Middlesborough glitters – it did the day I sketched the scene. For those not familiar, it's a highly industrialised town on the North East coast, so I suspect many people would fall over the idea it's a town with any sparkle.
Perhaps the light catches on the roofs of the warehouses and other industrial installations. That, or we're being unfair to the place.
Roseberry Topping is a distinctive hill located in North Yorkshire National Park on the edge of the North York Moors. It can be seen from the A1, a main road North.
When I've been up to Newcastle or Northumberland, it's a way‑marker that tells me I'm nearly home. For those travelling the other way, it's sure to be a similar beacon.
A popular destination, the top of this unique hill is a surprisingly busy place on most sunny summer days. The view from the top is breathtaking and said to rival many a higher climb.
- Artwork Size: 16c x cm ( x ins)
- Medium: linocut
- Method: reduction‑cut
- Colours: 4
- Paper: Magnani Litho (310gsm Extra White)
- Edition: 20
There's quite a few viewpoints that take your breath away round the area. The Captain Cook monument, and the Lord Stones across the valley, both provide great views of the top‑end of the Vale of York, and Roseberry Topping.
There's lots of landscape art here. There's dozens of paintings and prints to do, all inspired by this area. It's worthy of devoting an art collection to it.
This print has had a number of graduated colours applied to each lino plate, and this gives it a richness difficult to reproduce online.
The single lino block was cut away and inked four times. Each time it was hand‑cranked through the press.
I experimented with the colour scheme for this print, and I'm really pleased with how well the experiment turned‑out.