"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.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Further progress

Printed the second colour on the new linocut and already the subject matter is pretty obvious. Partly because the ink drawing on the lino block has also transfered onto the paper. Hopefully though this will be covered by the final black. I normally use a chinagraph pencil to draw out the design on the block but this time I used a permanent marker, I was surprised at it showing on the print though so it will be back to the trusty chinagraph for the next print.
I had hoped to get more work done this week, but I've been busy framing up a number of scraperboard drawings to take to a gallery next week. I got all the mounts cut without too much problem (ten of them), and then thought I'd start framing them this evening. But as I've just broken the glass on the first frame, enough is enough and its time for a bottle of beer.


Keith Tilley said...

This one looks as though it's going to be a good one.

Sorry to hear about the glass. I know that feeling.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Keith

Its a different sort of subject matter from usual. As for the glass its the first piece I've broken whilst framing. Made all the more annoying because I'd already framed it up and then took it apart again to remove a mark on the inside that I'd missed!

Keith Tilley said...

Yes that sounds familiar as well. I sometimes wonder whether I'm too fussy about marks under the glass, but once you know it's there it really stands out doesn't it?

Katka said...

Looks like this will be another great print. I really enjoy the sense of space your images have regardless of what the setting is.

I'm almost certain the black marker will be overprinted once you add your last colour. I've had the same happen to me (even with carbon paper transfers) and it's never an issue in the end.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka

Thanks for the comment. I've got the third colour printed now and the black is starting to disappear.