Eira trwm, Coed Meurig (Heavy snow, Coed Meurig) - Like so many areas, we had fantastic snow this January and a walk in virgin, knee deep snow, inspired this linocut.

 

The focus of the scene was, for me, the fantastic elongated shadows of the trees falling across the unblemished snow and the challenge was getting that first colour right, not too dark, not too light. On the left, I've shown how this looked before the other colours were applied on top. A very 'scary' blue!
   
  But, as the subsequent darker tones were added, the scary blue became gentler and more subtle. I purposely left the large area of snow (which takes up almost half the area of the print) uninterrupted visually, apart from the lone twiggy growth and the small rock on the left hand side because I felt this best evoked the silence in the woods that morning.
   
 
 

   
 

Title: Eira Trwm, Coed Meurig (Heavy snow, Coed Meurig)
Colours: 5 colour linocut
Edition No: 15
Print area size: 26 x 18cm
Price unframed: £210.00

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