Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More multiple blocks

Another, more abstract, image based on Ashdown Forest, realised as a three-block linocut.

Ashdown Forest

The first block is the paler pink (it's actually burnt sienna with lots of white); the second block is the darker pink; and the third block is the black. The "black" it actually black with quite a lot burnt sienna added: pure black is too cold and hard on its own.

Then I tried printing the blocks on coloured paper. The yellow makes the image much warmer.
Ashdown Forest

I liked this, so I experimented a bit more. This time, I used another square of uncut lino to print a plain black background, and then printed the blocks in a different colours:

Ashdown Forest

And then in completely different colours...

Ashdown Forest