"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, 3 July 2011

Next Colours on the Flamborough Print

Colour 7 is a dark brown for the shadows on the base of the cliffs and for a few patches on the beach to represent the wet sand left by the retreating waves.

 Colour 8, a darker blue for the sea and top part of the sky.

 Colours 9 above, and 10 below, two shades of green.

Which leaves us with just one more colour to go.


Katka said...

I'd say you've most definitely succeeded in "retaining that summer brightness".
It's very nice seeing this print unfold and it's another lovely one. Another enticing image of an England I hope to see one day.

But I can't help thinking: Wow! Eleven colours in a few weeks...that would take me almost three months!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka
Thanks for the comment. I am using waterbased inks so I don't have the problem of waiting days for the prints to dry before I can print the next colour. If there isn't much carving I can sometimes get three colours down in one day.