Friday, February 15, 2013

Here we go again: Gannet linocut

It's the funniest thing: ordinarily a 12 x 16-inch lino block would feel large to me, but after a couple of weeks with a block that was 32 inches wide, this feels like nothing much at all.

No point in trying to keep the identity of this subject a secret, since northern gannets are big, white birds and all the white had to come out of the block first thing.  I'm already worried that the shadow across the belly of the foreground bird is too dark, but since the background is going to be very dark, it seemed prudent to start a little strong. We'll find out, won't we?


  1. It'll be fine Sherrie. It'll look dark when it's on its own but as soon as colour 2, 3, 4 ....?? goes on top, it'll look an awful lot lighter.


  2. thats still a pretty big linocut o.0

    really looking forward to seeing another piece develop :)