Barn Owl, Tawny Owl & Long-eared Owl Linocuts

Work continues on my linocut print series ‘5 English Owls’. To celebrate having three owls available for sale in my Etsy shop, if you buy two prints or more you can get 20% OFF the total price using the code 3OWLS20. This coupon is only valid when buying my Owl prints. Valid from today till 11 September 2019.

 (© Catherine Cronin)

Barn Owl and Tawny Owl Linocuts

Just finished printing off the first prints of my Tawny Owls; adding hand colouring with watercolour. It’s quite hard to keep the brushstrokes ‘free’ and I think ‘less is more’ in this style of print. Work in progress to complete the other 3 owls in my English Owls series. To celebrate having two owls available for sale in my Etsy shop, if you buy two prints you can get £20 OFF the total price using the code OWL20. This coupon is only valid when buying my Owl prints. Valid till end of March 2019.

 

 (© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Birds – 06/07/2016

Here are some more pen drawings from June; most are after coloured images with no backgrounds of birds in a book from the 1960s, and the barn owl is after a British Library card coloured image with no background. As I am not lucky enough to see such birds in the flesh, I have to use other sources for information and inspiration. I think that if I use enough different sources to get to know the birds characteristics, I can then draw my own original represenation of these birds.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

 

Weekly Sketch – Dandelions & Starlings – 15/02/2015

I have been playing with colour and composition for a new linocut idea, Dandelions & Starlings.

Still more work to be done here.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – A Pair of Starlings – 04/01/2015

This year I really must try and make my ‘weekly sketch’ post, a weekly sketch post. So here is the first one an illustration of a pair of starlings in the grass, drawn with fountain pens in black ink.

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(© Catherine Cronin)