It had taken me a while to get back into the studio due to the electric press being busy when I was available. I decided to try something that should be straightforward after the last 2 sessions when most of the prints didn’t turn out as I had hoped.
I had decided some time ago to make a series of images of Ouseburn’s flora and fauna and have been gathering photos for over a year. Making linocuts of some of the Ouseburn Farm’s livestock had been the start of my venturing seriously into printmaking. For the first wild Ouseburn images, I decided to try a butterfly on blackthorn blossom and ragged robin as drypoint plates.
I shall try adding a little watercolour to these prints. For the next flora and fauna prints, I will try adding a second colour at the printing stage. I’m considering whether to try a relief plate after an intaglio plate, but will probably try a simpler option.