Bull House, Lewes: Stage 4

Final stage, a near black.

Bull House (Thomas Paine's house), Lewes
Linocut, 10 x 10 cm.

House print: Stage 1

Another print starts: Just a layer of grey that will form the shadows.

Print in progress: Stage 5

Some dark grey and brown to bring out the buildings; again, masking to keep the green of the previous layer clean.

Print in progress: Stage 4

More dark green, with careful masking to keep the rest of the image clean.

Print in progress: Stage 3

Darker grey to darker green gradient. Careful placing of the roller on the plate was necessary to keep the border between the grey and green in the right place.

Linocut: A26 at Lewes

A dark colour to bring out the details, and finish the print.

A26, Lewes
Five stage reduction linocut, approx 13.5 x 10 cm.

It's the view of the River Ouse and the A26 looking south from Chapel Hill (the road up to the golf course) in Lewes, looking south towards the Ouse valley down to Newhaven.

Print in progress: Stage 4

Nearly there. Fields, a river, a road, trees and grass come into focus.

Print in progress: Stage 3

Now there's something starting to happen, with a blue to green gradient.

Print in progress: Stage 1

Next stage, and a bit more to see. White-to-blue-to-green gradient.

Print in progress: Stage 1

Not much to see yet: a white-to-grey-to-brown gradient. (The colours are much lighter in life than in the photo.)