Tuesday, 30 December 2014
The next wallpaper design is called Perry Orchard and is based on a morning drawing in an old orchard full of cider and perry trees. James Marsden was kind enough to allow me to draw in their orchard at Gregg's Pit, Much Marcle, Herefordshire... it came with a lovely lunch of homemade soup!
The tree that I chose to draw is a variety called 'The Winter Burgundy' and it is a majestic old tree in the hedge at the far left corner of the orchard.
From here I planned the design and laid it out onto the lino, it is now nearly cut and will be ready for me to take it to the studio to pull a proof on the Offset Litho Proofing Press. I'm looking forward to printing it in a fresh rosy Perry Pear colour.
I've included a couple of birds that are partly inspired by William Morris' 'Strawberry Thief'.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Having produced a series of pencil drawings from Oak branches and also made some mono prints using leaves. These monoprints have fantastic detail and are rather beautiful in their own right. From there I have gone on to design and cut the Lino into the next wallpaper design.
So, the Lino is cut and ready to be hand printed when I am next in the studio.