Thursday, 29 July 2010

Wilmington linocut

While work continues on cutting that big new linoblock, here's another print that I just completed.

1 Printing the first layer: a blue to pink-brown blend.

Linocut: Wilmington

Linocut: Wilmington

2 Printing the second layer. A slightly darker blue to green blend over the top of the first layer.

Linocut: Wilmington

The distant fields and buildings start to appear.

3 There's a third layer here, but I forgot to photograph it. It has a blend of transparent blue-green at the top to slightly brighter and thicker version of the same colour at the bottom.

4 A dark green layer adds more definition to the mid-distance (I like how the buildings appear from out of the trees), and some shadows to the foreground.

Linocut: Wilmington

Linocut: Wilmington

5 A darker-still layer of green on the bottom half of the picture, and it's finished.

Linocut: Wilmington

Wilmington. Linocut, 10 x 10 cm.

This is a view of the village of Wilmington, East Sussex, looking north from the path that leads to the Long Man ("It's behind you!").