"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Second Colour

Got the second colour printed, and the image is now begining to take shape. The third colour, a pale blue should follow fairly quickly as there isn't much of the block to carve away before I can print it.


Keith Tilley said...

It's fascinating to watch the process step-by-step. I imagine you get more nervous with each stage!

Emma Anderson said...

Fascinating to watch the picture develop Stuart. It reminds me of the long nights I used to spend in my darkroom some 30 years ago, developing black and white pictures. The process has never ceased to amaze me.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Yes, the more colours that are used increases the potential for disaster, especially as you get towards the final couple of colours. Something going wrong at that stage can mean up to a weeks work is wasted. As I'm working from a single block, carving away each successive colour. I don't have the option of being able to cut another block if I get one wrong.