This is the first time I have had one of my photos used by a printmaker – in this case drypoint which is made by scratching into plastic, inking the plastic plate forcing ink into the grooves of the plate, cleaning the surface and then printing onto damp paper with the printing press. The pressure of the press pushes the pliable paper into the grooves and picks up the ink to show your image.
Cows have such a connection with their eyes – you just have to imagine what they are thinking. Through Paint my Photo I have just connected with Kitty Van Den Heuvel in the Netherlands who has made these great sketches (click ‘sketches’ to see her website)
Last spring I photographed Marie’s beautiful Irises and now look at the wonderful painting that Linda Young has done. It is a thrill to think that Linda who lives in Staffordshire England was inspired by my photo (and Marie’s flowers) but I also think she must be influenced by Van Gogh. Bonnie’s photo