Leaning Hawthorn – Orange Sky

Jean Royle created this original Christmas card design in the late 1980s. Many versions were produced from the original lino block. The  card measures only 5″ x 3½” and in this version Jean has printed the image of the tree within a landscape in dark brown over a coloured page taken from a magazine. Some of the text of the page is just visible on the extreme top left of the image. The preliminary sketches for this design are taken from Jean Royle’s sketchbook and are shown below.