Making linocut prints for York Open Studios 2020
Updated: Feb 8
Since Christmas I have been working on numerous new designs for up and coming exhibitions. Firstly York Open Studios and then ‘Imprint’s at the Inspired by Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, North Yorkshire.
I’m in the process of hand printing part of the editions of these new linocut prints. They would have originally been ready for York Open Studio 2020 in April.
The impact of Covid-19 means that since the 15 March my spring and summer exhibitions have been postponed until next year and workshops postponed.
Everything in my print studio has been on hold, while I work out what to do next.
I hope to be back printing soon.
I will continue to share with you each step of the process I’ve been using to make these new linocut prints over the coming weeks.
1. Carved linocut blocks ready for printing
25 Feb 2020
This video shows the carved lino blocks ready for printing on 25 Feb 2020. I use the multi block method to create multi coloured linocut prints.
2. Planning printing of multi block linocut prints
25 Feb 2020
This video shows the lino blocks ready to be printed for each of the new linocut designs.
3. Hand printing green for multi block linocut prints
27 Feb 2020
This video shows the first colour, green being printed for each of the new linocut designs.
4. Hand printing mid grey for multi block linocut prints
29 Feb 2020
This video shows the mid grey ink being printed for each of the new linocut designs.
5. Hand printing dark grey for multi block linocut prints
5 March 2020
This video shows the dark grey ink being printed for each of the new linocut designs.
6. Hand printing blues for multi block linocut prints
11 March 2020
This video shows the mid blues being printed for each of the new linocut designs.
Finished linocut prints
Find each of these finished linocut prints in the North York Moors category of my online shop.
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About the author
Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist. Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
Michelle loves exploring the British countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next linocut prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and hand carves these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour. Michelle’s original linocut prints are limited editions.