New 2017 – This Whitby linocut looks South, back toward the UK seaside town with its abbey and distinctive harbour silhouetted against the sky. Whitby is famous for many things, including Dracula, Captain Cook, a distinctive harbour, glowering abbey and grand Fish & Chips. The beach to the North of the harbour, shown in this landscape art print is wide and long, stretching all the way to Sandsend.
Each print in this edition contains much character. I bravely experimented with hand painting into rolled ink and with 'dry' and solid applications of ink, to the reduction-cut lino block, to produce contrasts in texture. I say 'bravely' because there are no second chances with the reduction-cut method – sometimes called the 'suicide' method! I'm very pleased with the result and intend to use the approach for other planned lino prints, soon to be released.
This landscape art makes a fine pair when displayed with Scarborough South Sands print