Saturday, August 17, 2013

Linocut in progress: common tern Step 6

Yeah, I'm ready to be done with this sky. I think the next step will be to try to work the shadow of the bird back around where I want it... then water and distant trees... bird details... Ooph. Ways to go yet.

But first another blend. This time from an opaque blue to a transparent one.

Reduction linocut in progress, Step 6:

It seems a little bright in the photos, but I think it's going to be okay in "real life." We'll know soon enough. The water on this day was a deep, almost Prussian, blue. The light was sparkling, but clouds were building... and by the next morning everything was socked in with fog and rain.


  1. Oh yeah. I like that blue, and the way the clouds dapple across the sky and the water rolls away. It doesn't look like my interruption this after threw you off your printing stride too much. It's so cool to see your work grow!

  2. This is "terning" out quite well! (Yes, I had to say it.)
    You'll be glad to know I'm about to "retern" to school! But seriously, the vast sweep of clouds and sky is dramatic and beautiful! Fun to watch the progress. It reminds me of how photos used to be developed, the image gradually and almost imperceptibly appearing...

  3. I agree with your other the complexity of this one. can't wait to see what's next.

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