I’m still working on the lovely cootses and as it’s a while since I did any lino work I made a quick trial reduction print to work out some ideas. It’s an image I want to develop along with some others. I like these neat birds.
I did a few initial drawings and tonal sketches for what will be a 3 colour reduction.
Various first stages and the lino block
Some final stages with various different colourways.
I like the image, but the printing needs work :). Maybe one really good one out of 6.
I see the coot pottering about on the shoreline here, in and out of the willows. There is always a fisherman somewhere. The coot is large, the willow tree is small. That’s just how I wanted it.