Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Perry Orchard

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'.

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