"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, 24 April 2011

Colour 11 and Finished

Newbridge and the track to Silverdale-Littondale.
Reduction Linocut. 170mm x 260mm.
Edition of 5.

Not quite what I intended when I started out with this print, but considering the difficulties I have had with it I'm very pleased with the result.


Keith Tilley said...

There's no indication of the struggle involved, it's just a very nice image.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith,
Thanks for the comment. Looking at the print after a few days I agree it has come out alright. I may have another go at it though. On the day I did the original sketch the river was dry with just a few small puddles on the rocky river bed. Originally I was going to do the print like that, but I was concerned that it wouldn't 'read right' so I filled the riverbed with water. Having done this print I think that I know how to portray the dry river.