This Kingfisher linocut is one of my most recent. It was inspired by my walks through a local beauty spot 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.
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!