Pathway at Botanical Gardens, Leicester


This looks like it was a lot of hard work, Frank! Lots of interesting shapes and patterns. I only use water based inks for my lino prints, and find printing the hardest part, getting the ink consistency just right. Have bought some oil based ink but not tried it yet.

Beautiful picture. Feel like I am floating alone the stream x

A brilliant piece of linocut work. It must have taken you ages to do this!

Masterful linoprint, so complex!

Marvellous. Great admiration for your prints.

Terrific print Frank, like Lew I always enjoy your linocuts.

Marvellous linocut, Frank.

Gosh, there is a lot of work in your print Frank. When looking at the thumbnail I thought it was gouache and was amazed to read it was a print. I’ve used water based inks and wasn’t keen, apart from the cleaning up, but as Jenny mentioned you don’t get the same quality of print. Having said that, I like the hit and miss result it adds sparkles of light. I just love that tree!

Thanks everyone for commenting, yes the tree was the tricky part and there are things I would have done differently with hindsight.

I thought it was gouache too Frank. I’m amazed by the detail - I certainly wouldn’t know how to do this but I can see the work that’s gone into it.

Oh what a great sense of life this brings out Frank.

Awesome work Frank 😍

A superb piece, with excellent use of shapes and textures. I'm in awe of all that hard graft to produce this. Beautifully done, Frank.

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5 layer reduction linoprint using water based inks 30x40cm. My first time using water based inks, which are very fast drying and easy to clean up afterwards. The only drawback is that they are quite thin in texture and difficult to apply as they end up collecting in the grooves, thus eliminating fine lines. Leicester botanical gardens are lovely to look round and they have a fabulous desert house, this print is one of two only and developed from one of my own photos.

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Frank Bingley

I've had very little tuition over the years except for a two year course during the late 1990s in watercolour. Since retirement in 2012, I now have time to pursue my love of painting. In recent years I have ventured into linoprinting, acrylics , oils and gouache. Gouache is fast becoming my…

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