"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.

Friday, 14 August 2009

So Far So Good

Printed the third colour and I am now ready to cut the block for the next colour. Originally this was intended to be a dark brown followed by black. However, looking at this print, I want to more clearly define the area of wet sand left by the receding waves. So I will print an extra colour in this area before moving on to print the rocks on which the Lighthouse stands.

Tonight is the preview night for the Batley Open Show at Batley Art Gallery. I have had two prints accepted for this exhibition which runs from 15th August until 16th September.


Keith Tilley said...

This seems like a game of chess - having to plan moves and see how it's going to develop. Perhaps that's part of the attraction.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thats quite a good analogy, I hadn't thought of it that way but yes. Although you get a good idea with each successive colour, you never really know until the final colour has been printed if it works or not.