After The Rain
Limited edition of 8 prints
Actual print size approx 27 x 35.5cm
Paper size approx 38 x 43.5cm
A handmade original linocut print of a Hawthorn tree on the Quantock Hills in Somerset.
Limited edition of 8 prints.
‘After The Rain’ was selected for and exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021.
The sky of this print is a reduction linocut where areas of lino are carved away between each inking and printing. The foreground of the print is a multiblock where different carved blocks are printed over each other to achieve the final print.
It’s the end of the day, the rain has stopped and a Kestrel comes out to hunt as the last of the sun reflects on what is left of the rain clouds.
While exploring the Quantock Hills on a winter’s day we found ourselves in a car park up on one of the ridges in the pouring rain. The rough roads were soaking wet and a single small Hawthorn tree stood making it’s shapes against the sky. It was beautiful as it was but I couldn’t help imagining how it would be if the rain stopped and the late afternoon light was allowed to break free.
I wasn’t ready to leave this hilltop when I finished ‘After the rain’ so I created a second variation of this print called ‘Under The Stars’. It uses the remaining plates from ‘After The Rain’ and a random masking technique and takes us to when night has completely fallen and the stars have come out in the sky. ‘Under The Stars’ is a varied edition of a maximum of 50 prints and is also available on my website.
The inks used for this print are Caligo Safe Wash inks which are water soluble oil based ink with high lightfast properties.
The paper is Daler-Rowney Canford Ice White paper 150gsm.
Framed prints may be available in the UK, please contact me if you are interested in a framed version of this print.
Free Postage in the UK is included in the price of all the prints. For delivery to the EU and ROW please contact me for a quote.
Sending Your Prints
Unmounted Prints – smaller prints are sent in a flat, card backed envelope or in a tube.
All larger unmounted prints are sent in a rigid cardboard tube to arrived safely with you. Prints sent in a tube will need to be carefully unrolled and flattened out.
Mounted Prints – smaller mounted prints will be sent in a card backed envelope with additional padding to prevent damage. Larger mounted prints are packed between sheets of thick card and then wrapped in paper to protect them.
Framed Print – only available for UK delivery. Wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed. Courier delivery.
Postage is first class Royal Mail unless otherwise agreed in advance.