"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, 2 October 2011

Brown Trout Print Finished

Evening on the Skirfare. Littondale.
9 Colour Reduction Linocut. 270mm x 180mm.
Edition of 7 prints.

A quiet evening beside the River Skirfare in Littondale with 3 Brown Trout lazily rising to take the first flies hatching.
A larger and more complicated version of the Brown Trout print made earlier this year and based on the same set of sketches.


Katka said...

I've followed your progress on this colour by colour but I'm still awed by how it all came together.

It must have taken a fair amount of figuring. Very nice! Such lovely movement throughout.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka

Thanks for the comment. The print got a little too complicated in the end with a couple of more colours than I planned. I'm pleased with how it came out though as half way through I was worried that I'd lost the sense of the ripples moving out away from the fish.

Gabrielle said...

I could just look at this print for hours - it is mesmerizing. Lovely.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Gabrielle, thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liike the print.