Elly Rowbotham Printmaker
About Elly Rowbotham Printmaker
‘Wheal Margery Bee’ – Purple Flower – Original Print Lino Cut Card
Not all bees are stripy!
This little Ginger Carder Bee perches skilfully on a wild balsam blossom with its head buried determinedly collecting pollen. I’ve coloured the flower with a blend of plum purple to reddish purple giving it depth. I achieve this during hand inking the flower lino block. The bee is also hand inked, in a seville black. I’ve hand printed this 3 times to achieve the final image on artist paper which I then fold to form a card.
I’ve typeset the text on the back using old metal letterpress which I hand ink & hand print using the same colour as the bee.