• Image of Last Light
  • Image of Last Light
  • Image of Last Light
  • Image of Last Light
  • Image of Last Light

Last Light captures that very last drop of summer dusk light on the gloriously mighty sunflower that was growing in my garden, with the last hint of sun glistening the tip of the petals.

Mixing a range of yellows, ‘painting’ the greens, and inking that gorgeous blue-grey shadow, each brought a sense of playfulness to the studio table. I enjoyed inviting that element of the process, especially taking the colours from light to dark and back down again from dark to light - watching how they interact with each other.

Your linocut print is made in the reduction technique. This is a method of block printing where each colour layer is taken from the same block, carving each layer and printing the next colour on top of the last. There are nine layers of subtle vivid colours - the last yellow layer was printed on top of the blue-grey shadow layer to give the undertone of last light. Each layer of colour is mixed using a hint of the previous colour and all from a Payne’s Grey mixed base.

Last Light is lovingly carved on Battleship grey lino, printed with oil based printmaking ink, using an etching press. To reflect the soft edges of the dappled light, I chose to print on Arches 88 paper and utilise its soft yet crisp qualities. Intentional choices are made when selecting the block and paper to print on; each to compliment form and landscape.

Signed and numbered edition of 14.

Your original print will arrive unframed, wrapped in acid free tissue and protected in sturdy packaging during transit.

Paper size: 15 (h) x 15 (w) cm
Print size: 10 (h) x 10 (w) cm

Please note, due to the handprinted nature, each print is unique and there will be slight variations within each edition.

GIFT A PRINT
Gift something different to the loved people in your circle with an original print guaranteed to bring a smile. The Last Light gifted print will be lovingly wrapped using eco-papers, including a hand-written note with your words and joyfully sent directly from my studio to their home; all for a small additional cost of £5 per print.

HOW IT WORKS
Select Gift A Print from the options below and continue to place your order.
Once you have placed your order please use the Contact Form or email thelaughingcactus.studio@gmail.com with 'Last Light Gift A Print' as the subject.
Include details of the name and address of the special person you would like to send the gifted print to, along with the text you would like me to write on the note.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Ready for dispatch in 3–5 business days.

Free delivery to United Kingdom.

Please note, I am currently only posting to UK addresses.