"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.

Monday, 6 April 2015

What I did on my holidays

Started this on Friday morning and finished it this afternoon

Block cut and inked for colour 1

Colour 1 printed. Trust me there is something on this piece of paper. A very pale blend of cool to warm then back to cool cream.

Block cut and inked for colour 2. A dark to pale blue blend from top to bottom.

Colour 2 and 3 printed. I forgot to photograph colour 2 on its own. Colour 3 is a pale yellow brown printed across the birds breastband and head only.

Colour 4. A second slightly darker blue.

Block inked for colour 5.

Colour 5 printed. A blue grey.

Colour 6. A dark blue for the deep shadows in the birds underwing.

Colour 7. A mid brown for the plumage markings.

Block cut and inked for Colour 8, the final dark.

Colour 8. A final dark brown and the print is finished and still wet hence the glare from some of the wet ink.

8 colour reduction linocut.
240mm x 170mm
Edition of 10.

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