Monday, 19 July 2010

Ashdown Forest linocut III: All in one

Prints are coming off the press so fast, there hasn't been time to update the blog. Here's one of the new prints:

1 I cut the highlights from the block, and then I print it with a blend from light green to light red brown.

Ashdown Forest linocut II, stage 1

Ashdown Forest linocut III, stage 1

2 Next, I apply a darker blend of the same colours. Each layer takes 24 hours to dry before you can apply the next layer.

Ashdown Forest linocut III

Ashdown Forest linocut III, stage 2

3 A darker layer in transparent blue creates some of the shadows.

Ashdown Forest linocut III

4 Finally, a dark blue-black completes the image.

Ashdown Forest linocut III
Ashdown Forest. Reduction linocut, 10 x 10cm.