On the left, my first lino print for over 30 years, I have to admit I was delighted with the result. If you’re used to creating etchings, lino printing presents a real challenge. And that’s because where you cut will be white (assuming you’re using white paper). This is the reverse of etching; where you draw will produce a black line (again, assuming you’re using white paper and black ink).

If you look closely, you’ll see plenty of evidence that I got confused with this lino print, but it doesn’t seem to matter too much. I think this is because the composition is strong and the lines are exaggerated.

The one on the right is a bit more polished.