"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, 31 January 2016

Barn Owl Print

Finally finished the Barn Owl print with the addition of the final dark just to bring out the foreground detail.

The block inked for the final time.

and the finished print.

Summer Dusk
Reduction Linocut.
250mm x 362mm
Edition of 8 prints.

To recap, there are 23 colours on this print inked up and printed in 11 stages as below:

Stage 1. A blend of orange and 3 shades of yellow.
Stage 2. A light blue printed on its own for the small patch of blue sky.
Stage 3. A blend of 3 shades of grey and yellow ochre.
Stage 4. A darker yellow ochre on the Owl only.
Stage 5. A darker tone of the yellow ochre above again on the Owl only.
Stage 6. A blue grey on the Owl only.
Stage 7. A blend of blue grey, light brown and light green.
Stages 8 and 9. Progressively darker shades of the above blend.
Stage 10. A blend of blue grey and green.
Stage 11. Final darker darker blend of the Stage 10 colours.

The print can be purchased by following the link on the right to my Folksy shop or here

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