Wave linocut:‘Flying South’
This wave linocut uses a very different, and limited, colour palette compared to any of my previous sea prints. The subdued grey‑blues contrast with the bold shapes and composition, evoking a large wave breaking with much energy.
Each print in this varied edition includes a painted lino block which adds the merest hint of texture. This lino print makes a modern addition to a room
I'm always inspired by the sea, and like nothing more than sitting on a beach watching the rollers coming on shore. I marvel at waves like a child.
A wave is formed when the energy in the sea is forced to rise because the floor of the sea rises. When the height of the wave becomes too tall to remain stable, the wave breaks, creating the crest and foam. Some people call the foam created when the wave collapses, 'white horses'.
- Artwork Size: 18 x 36 cm (7.2 x 14.2 ins)
- Medium: linocut
- Method: reduction-cut
- Colours: 4
- Paper: Magnani Litho 310gsm White
- Edition: 16
With lots of movement, translucency, reflection, and a myriad of variations in colour, the sea is always a challenging subject – it's why I like trying to capture something of it.
Recently I have begun to do things in series, so I am saving some of the ideas for when I can make several sea themed artworks, one after the other.
There are more sea/ocean inspired prints, and some paintings, in my collection, each one distinctively different to the others.