"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, 19 April 2015

Linocut progress

I was right, this will take longer than a week. Four more colours down and now we are getting somewhere.

Colour 4. A brownish grey to provide the base colour for the cliff face. I've only inked up the right hand side of the block, I don't want any of this colour in the sea.

Colour 5. A light green. At some point during every print there comes a time when everything just looks a right mess....and this is it. With hindsight I should have printed this before the brown.

Colour 6 is a blended roll of a blue green through to light blue.

the ink is still wet so there is a lot of glare in this photo but now everything is starting to pull back together.

Colour 7 is a further dark blue to finish off the sea. I am pleased with the effect of sunlight on the cliffs on the right of the picture. This wasn't planned for and is totally unexpected but now it's there I want to develop it further. Just not sure how yet.

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