10 Colour Reduction Linocut.
270mm x 180mm.
Edition of 6.
Finished the print off with the final dark on the crag. This lump of shattered Great Scar Limestone with its massive overhang, stands close to the road as you travel up Wharfedale. The road, just off to the right of the stream, passes beneath the crag and infront of the farmhouse in the middle distance. Shortly after it divides; one branch bearing left to take the traveller up Littondale, the other continuing along Wharfedale behind the hill in the distance.
I was tempted to use black as the final colour, but resisted the temptation. Using instead a dark grey made up from the accumulated leftovers of previous colours all mixed together and saved in an old ink pot. I've pretty much stopped using black as I felt it was too overpowering against some of the paler colours. Even the final colour on the Raven print was printed using this dark grey mix.