Old Tattie Digger – wood engraving

I engraved this lemonwood block in June and was quite pleased with the result. The subject is an old tattie digger, and it lies amongst the reeds on the track leading up to the bothy in Argyll. I have often thought it would make a decent watercolour, or drawing.

Engraving seemed to be a good choice using a white line technique to ‘draw’ the reeds.

I was delighted to learn that this engraving has been selected to be exhibited in the 84th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers next year, starting at Bankside Gallery, London in January 2022.