"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, 6 March 2011

Brown Trout next two colours

With these two colours I am trying to establish the detail of the stream bed without overpowering the fish.

Just one more colour after this should see it finished.


Sherrie Y said...

This is looking really lovely, Stuart... I love the sense of looking below the water, I think your colors and values are spot on.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

I find this mesmerising! Amazing sense of depth and wateryness. V.clever.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Sherrie,
I was thinking that it was looking a little muddy. Its a delicate balance trying not to make the river bed too contrasty. I could have brightened some of the pebbles up a bit but would probably have lost some of the depth. It would have made it a more decorative print but would have lost some of the natural feel which I'm trying to retain.

Hi Jennifer,
I'm glad you like it. There has been quite a bit to think about with this print. Trying to get a sense of depth and movement to the water and the fish. As I said at the begining of this set of posts I wasn't sure if linocut would be suitable for this subject but it seems to be working.