Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Reduce, Reuse ,Recycle

So here is the fruit of all that kitchen floor cutting that went on earlier in the week.

I had the tree silhouette left over from a reductive lino cut. It seemed a shame not to use it again, so I recreated the back ground using 3 different blocks.

The first block i have cut in half and jigsawed together so i could do the sky and path colours in one go. I love wee cheats like that. The sky is created using blending which gives a nice graduated effect. The second block is the green, then third is brown. I think this one is too dark and I would use a more yellow colour next time. Lastly is the trees in a dark brown. The final print is good but I think i will head up to the studio and try and do it properly with oil based inks. I haven't quite got the hang of the water based inks and doing it at home.

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