Hamble Quay

A reduction linocut in two colours with Caligo Safe Wash Inks printed on 145 gsm Zerkall printing paper with deckle edges.

Edition: 50 (plus 5 Artist’s proofs)

Image size: 180 x 260 mm

Paper size: 220 x 380 mm

Mount size: 300 x 400 mm to fit a standard sized frame

Price: £90 mounted

Awarded High Commended at St Barbes Open Exhibition 2021 running from 17 May to 12 June 2021.

We often walk along the Hamble River path on the Warsash side, catching the Pink Ferry from Hamble over to Warsash and then walking round to Bursledon and back home across the old Hamble Airfield. This print captures the view of the pictureseque Hamble Quay from the riverside path, from where you can just see the top of St Andrew’s Church Tower as well as the magnificently tall London Plane tree at the edge of the graveyard. I love this tree, so much taller than anything else in Hamble (even the super yacht masts!) and you can even see it way out in Southampton Water when approaching the River Hamble by boat.

I have been working on this design for a while, working out what sort of image I should design – a perspective or elevational view – I chose the latter so I could get St Andrews Church tower in the background. I have used a bit of artists license to make it more dominant whilst reducing the height of the London Plane tree to create a more balanced composition. First I tried a two plate linocut but the registration was hopeless with the fine detail of the design so I switched to the reduction method using Ternes Burton pins for keeping an accurate registration.