Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 
Lino print - the mighty oak

Traditional linocut print:
The Mighty Oak

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An Oak tree stands tall in the middle of a row of Poplar Trees in tones of different blues.

One of my earliest lino prints, it occupies a special place in my collection. This Oak tree exists, it's real. There is an Oak tree just like this where I grew up and I always felt sorry for it, dominated by the taller trees. I also admired it. It is a delightfully Mighty Oak.

The print has a simplicity about it, that betrays it as one of my early prints. There is a quality to it thought, that I think makes the print highly appealling, besides the subject. It seems a lot of people agreed the print is special, because it's sold out.

  • Image size: 15cm x 18cm (6" x 7.12")
  • Method: linocut
  • Edition size: 25
  • Passes through press: 2
  • Paper: Fabriano (Cream/off‑white)

A traditional style linocut print showing a grand old Oak dwarfed by towering Poplar trees.

Two printmaking blocks were used to create this original print edition. They were both inked with graduated colour, creating an unpretentious landscape with, nevertheless, a quiet subtle sophistication – not really communicated by this photograph I took back then. My photography of my art has improved somewhat since I'm glad to say.


Included in Ferens Open 2010, Hull, Yorkshire, UK.

The Mighty Oak