I may veer off to the side sometimes but I always return to unfinished projects.
Ever since I’ve had the urge to make more prints in my tree series and to print in more than one colour. I haven’t yet cut more lino to add to the range but this week I reprinted one of the images with colour, and using an assortment of my handmade papers.
Inks: Blue 50% opacity, green (blue/yellow mix) 80% opacity.
The papers have created quite different outcomes as each absorb some of the colour, especially the blue on the darker sheets because of its semi-transparency.
The top right print with 40% orange peel has broken up the ink application due to the small pieces of peel and it’s interesting that the green in this print should be more vibrant than on the pristine white sheet. Perhaps there is enough orange colour from the peel to lighten the green, but I’m not sure.
I will return to this again but for now even though I thought I was done with my obsession with ‘Linear Containment’ it persists and I have a nagging in my head to create further pieces.