"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, 23 May 2010

Three more colours down

The next three stages of the Malham Cove linocut are now completed- with apologies for the ropey photography.

The first stage was to print a blue green for the hillside areas below the crags, followed by a darker blue grey to form the base colour of the shadow areas of the cliff. Then a brighter green for the foreground field and trees. Looking at the print at this stage I was worried that this had the effect of pushing the cliff too far back. However, I think that once the final dark tones are introduced to the crag and foreground they should pull the whole image back together. Hopefully!
I think another three colours should see it complete. Which will be two more than the seven I originally planned on.


Sherrie Y said...

Chortling away over here... "I think three more colors, two more than originally planned..." Printmaker after my own heart.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

It might be four more colours yet...