Thursday, 15 July 2010

Rotten Row linocut, stage 3

Third and final stage.

Lewes, Rotten Row. Linocut
Rotten Row, Lewes. Four stage reduction linocut, 10 x 10 cm.

Having found in other prints that a final layer in pure black can ruin the print, I mixed a dark colour from the colours that I had already used in the print: cobalt blue, scarlet and warm yellow, plus some ultramarine to make it really dark. The ultramarine also made the colour too transparent, so I added a bit of pure black to bring back the opacity. This gave a very dark, warm brown which harmonizes with the rest of the colours.