Winter Sun

Jean Royle created this Christmas card design of woods lit by the winter sun in the 1980s. In this lino print the winter sun and ground have been painted by hand onto orange paper and then the  lino block of silhouetted trees has been printed over in black. The card measures  6″ x 4¼”  and a careful observation reveals that this is the same lino block as used for the ‘Woods in Snow‘ design, but in this case printed with a narrower selection and with various individual branches painted in by hand. Some of the preliminary sketches in pencil taken from Jean Royle’s sketchbook are shown below.