I love my lawn daisies. I love all daisies, any daisies really. But Oxeye daisies are a particular favourite.
They speak of cheerful sunshine and the advent of summer after a long hard winter.
At this time of year these joyful flowers rush up and down the banks and along the field boundaries
throughout our Two Rivers villages. So they just had to be turned into a print.
The ‘Daisies at Chapel Corner’ grow all along the crossroads near Penny Graham-Jones home.
One sunny June afternoon I took photos, picked a bunch, popped them in a jam jar and sat and drew
them while sitting outside her studio.
We shared tea, biscuits, jolly chat, and of course Higgins the dachshund repelled all boarders especially
postmen and cats!
A few weeks later, I took those drawings and worked them into a design.
This was then the basis for an image that I used for a two plate etching made with the expert tutelage
of Laurie Rudling, at a workshop using copper plates and safe etching techniques. So exciting!
I hope the resultant images speak to you too of Midsummer walks through Broadland.
Kit Calladine - Printmaker
Eight diverse artists living and working between the rivers Ant and Bure.