Changing the print

16 May 2010

I made a proof of the linocut in black ink, on the white background that I printed the other day, and decided that it still wasn't working.

So I've made two new decisions: the print will be in colour, and it will be a reduction print (that is, there will be several layers printed on top of each other).

But one decision I can't make is which colour.

The dominant part of this image is the shadows. Warm sunshine on white buildings creates blue shadows... But will blue still be too cold? Would a warm yellow/orange/brown be better?

Solution: Print half the edition in blue, and half the edition in brown.

As this is now going to be a reduction print, there will be more colours on top of this. Back to the cutting board to cut the next stage.