I did say I was going to take this linocut a little more slowly than the last one... but apparently I didn't move quite slowly enough. I printed the third color and started carving for the fourth when I discovered... woops! A section that was supposed to remain green didn't get removed before the ochre pass went down.
|Hmmm... what's wrong with this picture?|
I considered leaving it alone... it's not critical to the overall image. I decided instead to remove all the material for the fourth pass except the little area in question.
I rolled-up that area with leftover scraps of the previous green ink plus some white. Even with the addition of white it's still darker than the other greens (because it's over TWO other colors, not one, and not benefiting from the luminosity of the bright yellow below it) but I don't hate it. I'm calling it pass three-and-a-smidge.
|I spy something not-quite-the-same.|
I took today off to let things dry a bit. I only hope the studio doesn't blow away before I get back to it! It's been beyond windy here since yesterday... we heard that Monarch Ski Area (just uphill from town) recorded wind gusts over 100mph overnight. No precipitation, mind you. (Okay, about a dozen water droplets.) Just ridiculous wind.
That is, of course, why we decided to take our recyclables to the bins today. So we could wrestle large sheets of cardboard and bags of plastic in the wind. Never let it be said that we don't like a challenge around here.