Under The Stars
Limited varied edition of 50 prints.
Actual print size approx 27 x 35cm
Paper size approx 33 x 42.5cm
A handmade linocut print of a Hawthorn tree under the stars. Created from a view point up on the beautiful Quantock Hills in Somerset.
This print is a multi block linocut. It was created using separate blocks, that I have hand carved and printed one on top of the other, to complete the final image. The first block is printed using a random mask effect to create the stars. This makes every print slightly different as there will be a different pattern and number of stars on each. It’s the stars in this print that make it a varied edition with each print subtly different from the next. Please zoom in and check out the stars and then pick the one you like best by the number of the print in the edition.
‘Under the stars’ is partly inspired by the blocks that remained from ‘After The Rain’.
After many months inside the same four walls of lockdown I wasn’t ready to leave this hilltop when I finished ‘After The Rain’. The Hawthorn makes such beautiful shapes against the sky. As a tree I love its tenacity. It has the ability to take everything that is thrown at it from all sides and yet to thrive. So in my mind I stayed there on that hill, with the little Hawthorn tree. Night fell, the stars came out and we were ‘Under The Stars’.
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.
Each print is inked and printed by hand so slight variations are in each print, each one is in it’s own way an original.
The stars are different in each print due to the masking method used to create them and you will receive the actual print that you order.
Colours may appear slightly differently on screen to the actual print.
These prints are wrapped in acid free tissue paper and rolled into a strong cardboard tube and then posted. They may need to be flattened back down after they come out of the tube.
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.