Love your design Jenny. Hard work.

I love all forms of printmaking Jenny, this is excellent and a lovely design.

Great Jenny. I'm fascinated by this kind of art. You've made an excellent start (or re-start), I look forward to seeing more.

Your strong sense of design is here with a vengeance Jenny. Brill.

Many thanks Carole, Alan, Margaret, Lewis and Sylvia for your kind comments! I nearly didn't post this as quite a few bits didn't go to plan, but I'm told that a few imperfections can be the charm of lino cuts, so I resisted the temptation to bin it and carried on! I love the design element of lino cuts, so will definitely do more now I've got some decent tools!

A great come-back Jenny and I like the way you’ve done the duck.

Practice? You’ve got to be kidding Jenny, this is a fabulous print, love it! The way the sinuous cuts and shapes travel around the print, you could get lost looking into this.

I love all kind of printmaking as well ,I had a go at lino cutting some poppy heads,and mono printing, not that easy. You are doing well, love your design, Jenny.More please.

Thanks very much Frank, Fiona and Annick! It's just as well others don't see the flaws we think are so obvious in our own work - trouble with lino cutting is that one slip of the cutter and there's no going back (although I have found you can sometimes use blu-tac to patch it up!). Quite a bit of this was based on little designs I did in my schooldays, I still occasionally go back to them for inspiration.

Thanks, Margaret!

I don’t know anything about Lino printing except cut fingers, it being very difficult and I like the result. There looks like an awful lot of work went opinto this and I can’t see any flaws. I love the design and the varied lines in the centre work well too.

Thanks, Diana - yes, I did have a few cut fingers - my new tools are very sharp! It may not be obvious where things didn't go right, mainly where I cut more out than intended in quite a few places. Also slipped a few times with the cutter and had to touch up one or two places with ink after I'd printed it. The varied lines in the centre, to try to introduce a bit of tone and texture, is one area which actually printed better than expected, so thanks for commenting on that.

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First lino cut for ages - finally treated myself to a decent set of Pfeil tools and some Japanese vinyl which make such a difference (not that you'd necessarily know from this one - still need a lot of practice!)

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Jenny Harris

I paint mainly in watercolour, often including other media such as pen and ink, pastel or collage. My main interest is in colour and design and most of my work is quite stylised and often illustrative. I enjoy experimenting with acrylic inks, particularly using cling film to create texture, and…

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