Light grey – a lovely mix of white, black (tiny amount), ultramarine blue (tiny amount), all intaglio printmaker old based inks. I wasn’t sure whether I’d got the key just right, but I am happy with it now that I have seen the other layers sitting on top. You’ll see this soon too, as soon as I get better at posting as soon as I’ve done the layer!
Grey Heron – Layer One
This initial layer is a little bit mottled but I’m not worried about this as there are five or six more layers to print and I don’t necessarily want a slick poster look. The mottling creates extra texture which can sometimes be missing in linoprints. You can create a similar effect from using caustic soda on the linoblock and that would be more consistent throughout the edition where as mine will be a little more haphazard. It suits me well as I’m not interested in creating a perfect print every time. I like the nuances.
This print is 250 x 410mm – slightly smaller than A3.