|Experimenting with a honeycomb shape, with the addition of colored pencil.|
|A geology experiment with left over inks and different final color layers.|
I also experimented with the last layer of my geology test linocut. I can’t decide whether I prefer the green or the green/purple as the last layer. I did find that small pieces of included Japanese paper (see the one on the left) make it look like there is a mistake in the work. The paper absorbs more of the ink, and it isn’t the bright white of the Rives BFK. If I did include the paper I would need to do this in large enough areas so it would look intentional, not accidental.
I’ve already made a list of the things I would do differently with this linocut. My engraving bit was too big — the textures in the rocks are much more subtle and need smaller marks. I’d also like to see how I could incorporate a feeling of depth although I haven’t quite worked that out yet. And I would really like to use a bit of gold leaf.
My head is swimming with new possibilities as I get out the sketchbook and pencils, sand the linoleum blocks and tear the paper. Thank heavens for supportive groups of artists. Who supports you?