Sunday, 29 April 2012
I've made quite a bit of progress on the print with 3 more colours finished. The first blue above finishes the sky and adds the shadowed areas of the birds wings.
Then an orange brown, this will only show in the area beneath the birds tail and in the foreground field.
A darker blue adds the trees and church tower on the far horizon and some darker shadows beneath the birds wing. Only two more colours to go from here.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
The second colour is now printed on the Lapwing print.
With this print I am trying to get a feeling of the contrast in speed, movement and direction between the bird diving down and the clouds in the background slowly billowing upwards. As well as keeping the light and airy atmosphere of a north country spring.
Sunday, 15 April 2012
9 colour Reduction Linocut. 180mm x 270mm. Edition of 5.
Finished the latest print and have already got another one on the drawing board.
I had an e-mail from a gallery inviting work their Summer Exhibition. I sent a reply straight back agreeing to send a couple of prints, then I read the rest of the e-mail. 'The theme of this years exhibition is; The Dance.' Not a theme that would ordinarily fit with my normal subject matter, and I must admit to an initial regret at my hasty reply as I struggled for any sort of inspiration or ideas. Then whilst watching a Lapwing flinging itself around the sky, and with some artistic lateral thinking I got an idea. So here is colour 1.
The drawing has offset from the block so that has given away much of the composition, but it will become clear with the next colour anyway.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Three more colours printed and we are nearly finished with this print. Firstly a dark grey for the castle walls and shoreline rocks.
The a mid green colour
Before printing a darker green. One more colour to go now.