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Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten)

Seaside lino print:‘Three Bays’

This seaside lino print is an original print – made using lino and ink. It's landscape art inspired by the English coast, with its wide sweeping bays and multiple headlands.

It could be any part of the British coastline where the sea has created such a view. The three headlands recede into the distance while the sea splashes us in the face!

original print

  • Artwork Size: 18 x 20 cm (7 x 8 ins)
  • Medium: linocut
  • Method: reduction-cut
  • Colours: 3
  • Paper: Magnani Litho (300gsm Extra White)
  • Edition: 25

Evoking those breathtaking sunny days beside the sea, with endless cloudless skies, vivid blues, a brisk breeze and hazy distant horizons.

The original print was put through the printmaker's press three times, each time with a different colour and more of the lino cut-away. This is called the ‘reduction-cut’ way of making an original linocut. It means there is no road back if you make a mistake! The third colour was individually painted onto the carved lino using a paint brush, rather than applied using a roller as is more usual. As a result. the sea has a great deal character and texture in each print. Because each print has it's own distinctiveness it's called a variable edition. This quality is often why collectors prefer hand made prints like mine.