"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, 20 March 2011

From despair to delight

Started with the first two greens and then the final dark brown on the foreground beach.

1st Green

2nd Green

Final brown.
By this time I was starting to get a bit despondent about the print. I had printed 8 colours and was feeling that I wasn't getting any further. But then I printed the next colour....

Colour 9
..... and suddenly everything began to sing. Finally we are getting somewhere, the end is now in sight. A familiar view for anyone travelling the railway line between Llanelli and Carmarthen in West Wales. This is Llansteffan Castle seen looking across the River Tywi from the beach at Ferryside.


Jose A. Sencianes said...

Fantastic your work in progress. Greetings from Spain!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Jose. Glad you are enjoying my blog.

Keith Tilley said...

That last colour certainly makes a difference. You must have a lot of discipline to work through a project like this.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith. Its quite strange making prints, and I supppose thats part of the attraction. Sooner or later one of the colours pulls all of the others together. Sometimes it happens quite early on in the process , at other times not until near the end. It can be quite magical to peel the paper back from the block and see the image appear from the mists of the previous colours. Of course at other times it all goes wrong from start to finish!