"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.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Brown Trout

Brown Trout
Reduction Linocut. 180mm x 120mm.
I've added the final dark and I think its time to call this finished. On the whole I'm quite pleased, although as usual there are a few things I would change next time. I don't usually revisit a print once I have finished, but with this one I'm tempted to have another go and try and make a more overtly decorative interpretation of it. We'll see.


Wendy Willis said...

Very nice print. I have enjoyed watching it develop. Your last color was just right. Thanks for putting it out there.

Sherrie Y said...

Excellent! I really like this one. Well done!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Wendy

Thanks for the comment and welcome to my blog.

Hi Sherrie

You were right. Once I put the final colour down it didn't look as muddy as I thought it was going to be. I should have made the print bigger though.

Keith Tilley said...

This is beautiful. The way you've created a real sense of depth to the water, with just that one blue colour, is amazing.

The Windmill Stump said...

just lovely, love the boldness of the blue

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Keith. I thought I'd made it too dark at first but I'm happy with it now. I really struggle with getting the tone of the first colour right.

Katka said...

What a great idea and print! It really has "pull". I too have enjoyed watching this one take shape.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka
Its strange that a print I wasn't too confident about when I began it, should have made such a good impression (no pun intended).

René PleinAir. said...
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René PleinAir. said...

Wow, this sure does me think about

This work of M.C. Escher.
Don't know if you know that Dutch artist.
Great piece of work!

(sorry for the previous post. (the links didn't work))

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Rene,
Welcome and thanks for your comment. Yes I did know Eschers' work, although until I followed your link I only knew it from his 'impossible perspective' drawings. I wasn't aware of his other works.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the comments made about this print. It was done as a bit of an experiment, but the encouraging comments have begun to make me think about developing the idea further.