Dartmoor Oak



This is an unframed print from a limited edition of 100, each of which is printed by hand by me in my studio in Devon on quality, acid free, 250gsm printmaking paper, using quality Caligo Safewash printmaking inks. Because all my prints are handmade, they may vary slightly in colour and tone from the photograph.

Paper size: 56cm by 53cm
Image size: 46cm by 37cm

I knew I wanted to make a print of this tree as soon as I saw it on a common on the western edge of Dartmoor. It’s an old tree and has had room to spread out to its full, magnificent potential. It’s a beautiful shape, but not completely symmetrical.

This print was a chance to try out a new technique to me – etching lino with caustic soda. The background, or sky, plate had caustic painted and dragged on to it to make the cloud shapes. I hope you like it!


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