Three more Winter scenes

Been busy busy busy getting ready for my previous fair at York Art Markets (which was great!), so apologies for not posting for a while. Next up is Leeds Print Fair at the beginning of November in the Corn Exchange. Then, four more fairs in the lead up to Christmas! I will post about those in due course and show you new work that I am doing for them. In the mean time I thought I had better show you the last prints I have done, three winter scenes from the countryside here in the middle of England.
These will be available at the fairs and also on my new online shop – when I have finished setting it up (!) – within the next few weeks.

Echinacea Flower, work in progress

I’m doing another in my series of ‘botanical’ prints, this one is an Echinacea flower. They really do have such a lovely shape and are like huge, coloured in daisies.

I’ve finished the flower head so can now cut that out and finish the petals. I’m stupidly confident that I will be able to cover the over-inked bits at the bottom of the flower head. It is amazing what you can cover up though, even a smidge of white ink should help…famous last words.

Here’s the progress so far:

And this is the state of the flower block (looks like the dog has chewed it, as usual)…which I shall now cut out the dotty flower head to do two or three layers on the petals.

7. Ready to cut out the flower head

Yellow Tulips – work in progress

This is a sort of companion piece to my Renewal print, and I still don’t know what I am going to call it. They are actually dying tulips, but I’m not sure I want to call this ‘death’ (!). Something will come to mind I’m sure, and if not, then I’ll have a shufty through my thesaurus.
I’m printing this in the same way, starting out with a solid dark background before cutting out the areas to end with the lightest colour last. Well, that’s the plan, but I do often go dark, light, dark again, then lighter. There are no rules!

Here are the process photos so far. The next step is to cut out the leaves then do an orangey yellow, then a brighter yellow on the flowers.