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Sarah du Feu
Langdale Pikes in the Distance 2
Image size 40 x 65cm
Mounted size 51 x 77cm
Printed on acid free Somerset tub sized 410gsm paper
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
This monoprint was inspired by the beautiful Langdale Pikes in the Lake District. As a child Sarah visited this area of Cumbria on frequent occasions as she had an aunt and uncle who owned a hotel in the area. Climbing up Dungeon Ghyll and tackling one of the pikes was a regular family walk. The mountains of the Lake District hold a special place in Sarah’s heart and she continues to visit as often as she can.
The palette of the Lake District landscape changes with the seasons from the bright greens of Spring to the vibrant reds and browns as the bracken changes colour at the end of the sumLanmer.
For this print, Sarah has put a base screen print down, printed in a blend of colours, before starting the process of adding the layers. The next layers are added using stencils, oil based ink and a large piece of lino. The stencils are cut carefully to follow the natural contours of the land and the sea. They are added slowly, sometimes over several days and weeks to allow for drying time. Colours are chosen carefully, building up a rich, textural surface, out of a palette consistent across a lot of Sarah’s work.
Although Sarah’s monoprints tend to be printed in groups of three or four, each print is unique, as she uses different stencils and slightly different colours for each one.
Size: H:51 cm x W:77 cm