14 January 2013

St Ives bridge and chapel WIP

Hello blog friends, I've been printmaking again! Another reduction linocut - here's what I've been up to... I started off with a design based on one of my out-and-about sketches from last year:

The first ink layer was a pale blue, and I cut the block to leave the white paper showing through for seagulls:

Next I added a darker blue to the bottom of the print:

More carving, and next is the ochrey colour of the bridge and chapel, plus the background tree and some reflected colour in the water:

Next up I printed a darker brown layer to define the structure:

And finally a black for the darkest shadows:
Printed area is 4 by 6", and it's an edition of 8 on Zerkall paper. Hope you like it!


  1. Yes I do like it. Think you may have inspired me to check out Lino printing.

    1. I warn you, it's addictive! I tried out the softcut lino for this one, rather than using traditional lino, and I have to say that I liked it. Easier to cut. Hope you get to have a go sometime.


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