"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.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

The less said the better

Don't know how it happened, but I completely forgot about this colour. It should have been printed as colour 2 or colour 3. I've had to print it a lot darker than originally intended so I am not sure how it will now affect the subsequent colours.


Matt said...

looking good so far..how do you work out the colour sequence for each print?

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Matt,

In theory I try to work from light to dark, alternating warmer and cooler tones. I try to have a plan from the start, or at least a rough idea about the number of colours and the order of printing. But what usually happens is that my decisions are altered by the way the colours interact with one another after printing. I use waterbased inks which are somewhat transparent, so they don't always over print in the way I expect them to do. It also doesn't help when I forget to print one! Its easier if I'm working from a watercolour sketch as the process of working from light to dark is similar. With this print the original field sketch is only a black and white pen and ink drawing so I'm having to be a bit more creative adding colour.