As I teased in my previous post, it was time to step away from the confusing linocut that might or might not have been finished and start something new. In part I needed to get some perspective on it, and in part I needed to deal with an impending Big Deal deadline.
So... new piece of lino, new image, new format. And an often-explored bit of subject matter, hopefully expressed in a new way.
Three guesses what I'm after, and the first two don't count.
|Reduction linocut in progress: Step 1|
The photo looks weird and blotchy and kind of pink, but trust me... it's just a light transparent gray.
|Step 1 rollup|
And from here I was definitely in more comfortable territory. Let's do some light transparent blue!
|Step 2 rollup|
|Oops. Wet ink glare. But you know where we're going. Step 2 printed.|
Already I felt better about this image because it has a strong graphic composition, even in this early stage. So why not do some more blue layers? I tweaked the blue slightly for each of the next two stages.. and apparently decided that the rollup looked similar enough not to bother you with it, since I didn't take any photos.
|Step 3 printed|
|Step 4 printed|
Whew. It's a good start, and although the deadline drumbeat is still pounding away, the additional pounding in my head has backed off a bit. Time for some sleep, and then we'll see what's happening at the next stage!