"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, 24 March 2013

After another couple of days cutting and printing the rainy day print is almost finished.

I've printed a warm orange down the left side of the print to put some colour into the dead reeds on the river bank.

Then a darker version of the first green.

This next colour, a pale blue green for the distant woodland should really have been printed a couple of colours ago but I had forgotten about it. Fortunately none of the block in this area had been removed.

A darker version adds some definition into the distant trees.

And another dark green defines the right hand river bank. Should be finished now after one more colour.


Sherrie York said...

Keeping those little white rain streaks registered throughout was fun, eh, Stuart? Brave of you to tackle an entire wet landscape. We so rarely have precipitation here that I had to work to imagine the color palette. Seems like you're a natural at it!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Oh yes I know all about rain. Actually I've had more of a problem with the tree on the right hand side than with the streaks of rain. Out of ten prints that I started with I'm probably going to end up with 6 or 7 good ones.