Now that I'm done hyperventilating over an excess of exposure, it really is time to settle down and get back to work. Colors 2 and 3 have been applied to the current linocut, and of course I'm still working on the icon project and a couple of other illustrations for clients.
Colors 1 and 2 could have been applied simultaneously, but I didn't have quite the necessary roller width to do a light-to-dark-to-light blend all in one pass. This way I managed to retain a few lighter blue bits from the first pass... a bonus I hadn't planned for but was happy to capitalize on. The difference in the blues was hard to express in a photo until I shot the image sideways... sorry if it doesn't make a lot of sense this way!
Color 3 is a straightforward gray-brown, although inked lightly to keep a little variety in the tree trunks and the background-to-be-resolved later. It's time to slow down now, as the next stage involves quite a bit of "noodly" carving of skinny branches.
The snow scene complusion seems to be everywhere right now... Stuart's still doing a delicate linocut dance at Wildlife with Pen and Brush, Sonya's been creating a cloud of pastel at Sonya's Daily Art Journal, and Ann Lewis tells me she's about to tackle the Welsh winter in lino, too. Ooo-whee! I love all the activity!
As if I didn't have anything else to do this week, I started mucking around and updating my website. I shudder to think of the condition of my host server right now... a melange of altered old pages, abandoned old pages, and completely new pages. I'll clean it all up when everything's finally satisfactory, but OOOH. Messy. (Sorry, Ernie. I promise I'll tidy up my space soon.)