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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Coastal Blue

During the Christmas holidays with available time at a premium I worked small on square test plates. I used a technique of printing a plain dark coloured background matrix and then overprinting a second carved matrix with light blue ink. This was something I had tried for the first time with the "Godrevy Lighthouse" print produced in Summer 2010.  I wanted to create a new large square  print incorporating the form of tropical trees that I had drawn on a visit to Frigiliana in Spain in June 2010.  After several days of musing on the three tests of "Fish", "Shell" and "Boat" which took me into New Year -  I came up with the final composition for "Coastal Blue."

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