A vivid auburn sunset lino print

Sunset linoprint:
Auburn Skies

A glowing bold modern sunset print using lino, celebrates the golden hour

Colours and light change quickly in the fire and dynamism of a sunsets final dramatic moments. Clouds billow through the glowing sky, adding their distinctive thrill to a days finale.

The ink has been applied to each plate in a way which creates subtle streaks, textures and a great deal of character to each print in this edition limited to only fifteen. It is a modestly sized original print with a big bold impact.

  • Image size: 13cm x 35cm (5" x 14")
  • Method: linocut
  • Edition size: 15
  • Passes through press: 4
  • Paper:

Sunsets are especially challenging when creating linoprints. Lino is a hard edged medium. While it is possible to use softly graduating colours and to apply ink to the block using a paint brush, sunsets are often accompanied by lost edges because the light is so bright it shimmers and appears to bounce around. Lost and soft edges are what I haven't yet found a way to represent using lino blocks. Despite the difficulties, I think this print succeeds in capturing the liveliness of the colours and tones often seen at the end of the day as the sun sinks below the horizon. A highly designed print, the shapes and curves create a highly unique, rich, dramatic and evocative artwork.


Exhibited at St Peters Church art show (near Betty's) in Harrogate Yorkshire. Other prints displayed: 'Stacks' and 'Coast'.