It has been a while since I posted anything here, but I have still been working away on my Collagraphs and even a small Lino print. The Collagraphs have been proving troublesome and I have been forced to fiddle, adjusting tone and detail in search of the image that was in my head in the first place. As always printmaking is not a straightforward process and comprimises are inevitably made. For the last month or so I have been working on plates that measure 20 x 17 cm aiming for the Finnish exhibition and now I feel the need to work on something larger. I have some large sheets of lino ready to work with and my sketchbooks are full of images I'm itching to develop into prints... most likely reduction prints again. I can't resist them.
I've posted a few of the prints I've produced below. The first is printed in Sepia oil based ink which I felt was too "black". The next I added red to warm up the Sepia, better I thought. The third is the initial inverted "line drawing" stage lino print.