Storm clearing, Rhaeadr Ogwen
12 December 2020
1: Initial sketch on lino. I use white gouache to indicate the areas I want to ‘cut away’
2: First cut, everything that’s cut away will show as the white of the paper.
3: First, palest colour printed
4: Second and third colours printed. At each stage, more lino is cut away, and these become the areas that are NOT overprinted by the next colour.
5: Some colours are used on specific parts of the print and here, I only ink up the necessary section of the block.
6: Entering the ‘ugly duckling’ stage of the image, when the colours are of very similar tone.
7: Almost there but the trees at the top of the waterfall are still unclear because of the similar colour tones.
8: The final dark tone makes the trees pop into view, adding depth and distance to the image.
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