"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, 6 April 2014

Trust the plan

As I said in the previous post the next colour to print is a slightly darker blue.

Printed across the top and bottom parts of the block leaving the band across the middle free of ink.

This gives a little more interest in the sky and a base colour for the sea in the foreground. Now for a couple more browns to define the areas on the beach which have been washed by the receeding tide. The sands here are wetter and appear darker than the sand higher up the beach. Again I am only inking up the relevant parts of the block

The first shade and then darker and finally the main subject of the print gets some ink on it.

Looks a bit of mess. This is the time to keep faith, trust the plan and hope that the next colours will pull the whole print back together. Another darker blue.

In case you've lost count this is colour 10.

Not quite there yet, another two or maybe three colours to go.

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