Work is progressing on a large woodcut, involving some text and a three-colour reductive printing process.
Seven bird names, each with seven letters, each seen regularly on Winall Mooors. Slow work, carving and being mindful of the direction of the grain, slipping, compensating, pushing and yet keeping control of the blade. Cuttingcurves from the right direction, numbering the contours of the pattern to remember which colour will go printed where.
|'Is it Welsh? Elvish?'|
The first colour printed up well, after many test prints and adjustments of the pressure on the press.
|The first colour printed up well - but need to choose which colours to choose for the second and third layers.|
|Delivering Monoprint workshop with friends at Chapel Arts Studios, Andover.|