The block is cut with a large area at the bottom removed, the surface of the remaining lino stabbed all over with a series of small dots and the first colour a blue grey to grey green blend printed.
After cutting a few more random marks into the block the next colour, a darker version of the previous blend is printed.
This may give some impression of the effect I'm trying to get.
A bit more cutting and a darker blue grey and an image starts to appear.
All the background is removed and a final dark blue grey is printed.
5 colour reduction linocut completed in 4 printings
142mm x 142mm
Edition of 25 with 4 Artists Proofs.
A simple little print but making it has given me ideas for something larger and much more complicated, but that is going to have to wait a while yet as I have other work I need to finish first.