Kingfisher Linocut

Kingfisher Linocut

This Kingfisher linocut is one of my most recent.  It was inspired by my walks through Quarry Mill - during springtime, you often see the turquoise flash of a kingfisher flying along the course of the stream.  I love my linocuts to tell a story and to be able to illustrate a subject from different angles - so I planned out the linocut to show the kingfisher hunting, targeting, and successfully catching a fish.  


Kingfisher Linocut

It's a two colour linocut made up of a burnt orange ink, overlaid with turquoise ink.  In some areas, the inks over lap to create a third colour.  Here's a film showing me printing up the two different linocut blocks.  It's printed up onto beautiful thin hand-made paper.








I've used this linocut to create a fabric design, which I've applied to various projects, most recently to a large lampshade.  It's such an elegant bird, and I think it suits projects which reinforce this elegance.  My next plan is to upholster a chair in kingfisher fabric - we'll see how that goes!