Colour linocuts

Most of my linocuts to date have been single colour prints. Only a couple have involved two colours; the key block is cut and printed first and then a second block is printed in registration to add another colour. Basically, an elaborate colouring in exercise.

A more exciting use of colour however, is the process of layering several coloured blocks to create a totally new, combined image … one that may not be fully understood until all the necessary blocks have been printed in situ.

This requires a totally new thinking process as you cut the blocks—still trying to bend my brain around it! I’ve started with a simple image of a letter ‘a’ as an icebreaker. If anyone would like a print, drop me a line.