"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, 26 February 2012

Next colours on the new print

Not much of the first colour will appear in the finished print, so carving away for the second colour, this pale blue went fairly quickly.
Now for some more complicated carving before printing the third colour which will be a darker tone of the same blue.

This isn't right.
There is a tonal difference here but not the one I was after. I got a bit impatient and instead of waiting until daylight, so that I could see what I was doing. I printed it during the evening under a rather dodgy artificial light. I knew it was wrong as soon as I'd done the first couple of prints, so I had another go in the morning.

Thats better. The image is now starting to make a little more sense.

There is quite a lot of material to remove now before the next colour can be printed. A good thing as it will give me a chance to ponder on the next stage. At some point I need to introduce a small patch of bright red. I'm not sure yet when, or how to do this. Time for a bottle of beer and some thinking.


Jennifer Tetlow said...

The beer will bring the answers! Looking very good so far.

Jerry said...

Coming on very well - can't wait to see the finished article.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Jennifer - Yes the beer did work!

Not much longer to wait Jerry, only a couple of coloours to go now.

Katka said...

This is looking pretty awesome already...I too am looking forward to the finish.