"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.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Third Colour

With all of the blue removed, and the third colour printed to establish the base colour of the branches. Just how much of the block has been removed becomes apparent. From now on only small areas remain to be printed. There is very little room for error and the registration has to be spot on. But with some careful baren work the printing wasn't as difficult as I'd imagined. (Touch wood!)

Next colour will be a light green for the grasses down the left hand side and a few leaves poking through the snow.

Ideas for prints and designs I want to work on are coming thick and fast. As well as this print, I have another block already carved to print the first colour once this one is finished. Another print I have at the design stage may be a bit ambitious. The subject is one I keep returning to in other media but haven't tried as a print. What I want to do may be a bit too subtle for a linocut. We'll have to wait and see.