The shocking chartreuse color printed in the last installment of "Sherrie Tries Strange Things in Reduction Linocut" taunted me for a couple of days. When I finally got back to work I made the most logical step to address that yellow.
I used transparent lavender, of course.
I apologize for the cruddy photo. Ambient light has been questionable the last few days and I keep forgetting until the last minute to take a shot of the current stage. Too many other things on my mind right now.
The photo is sort of streaky, but the overall effect of layering Leftover-Flower-Color across Overpowering-Yellow-Color gave me the Toned-Down-Green-Color I wanted. (Don't you just LOVE how technical these descriptions are? I should write a how-to book.)
I was so pleased with the result that I carved some more and used the exact same ink again. Why mess with success?
Well, maybe it wasn't the exact same ink. I might have added a touch of blue to it. It looked like this:
And then a little more carving... and the same ink again. And now some shapes are starting to resolve:
The flowers still look a bit chunky, but I'll start addressing that soon. I am undecided about whether the next pass will be more of the lavender color or something with more yellow in it. There are a few stems that would benefit from "warming up" with yellow... but I also have some shadowy bits that would not benefit from yellow. Thinking cap required to address the conundrum.