"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, 27 March 2011

Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle from Ferryside. 13 colour reduction Linocut. 240mm x 360mm. Edition of 6. Printed the final two colours, a dark grey green and then a final dark on the old groyne in the foreground. I am pleased with this, its turned out to be quite close to my original design, which doesn't happen often with my prints. There is usually quite a lot of ad-libbing goes on before I get to printing the final colours.


Keith Tilley said...

Those final touches have finished it off nicely.

It's interesting that you say that there is normally quite a bit of ad-libbing. I had been feeling that this was a very disciplined way of working, but on reflection, I suppose it's no more so than laying down washes in watercolours.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith
To a certain extent it is qite disciplined but the inks I use are transparent (although not as transparent as watercolour is). So there is the same chance to take advantage of happy accidents, as colours modify each other in ways not anticipated.

Matt said...

Nice work. I remember that view well.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Matt

Glad you like it, are you a Dyfed College of Art graduate as well ?

Matt said...

Yes, left there in 1990.
Do you find many places to exhibit your prints? I began woodblock printmaking about a year ago and find that some galleries are not as keen to show them.
...or maybe its just my work :-)

Jose A. Sencianes said...

Fantastic and very interesting the complete process. Excuse me for my English! Greetings from Spain

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Jose. I like that sanderling you posted on your blog and those heron studies are superb.