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.