Reduction print of a Greylag Goose

I’ve been getting back into printing again after a few months of drawing instead. I’ve really missed it!! Although my right hand is aching like mad, it is so addictive and I can’t wait for the colours to dry so I can apply the next one.

Here’s my progress so far on this goose that I photographed at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire a few weeks ago. I’ll post again in a few days time when I’ve done some more, or maybe even finished the edition.

Author: Nancy Power

'Printmaker Nancy Power's work reflects the life around her. Be it a changing rural landscape, the decaying plants in her garden, or her collection of hand crafted ceramics, she finds inspiration from many sources. Deliberately eclectic in subject matter, her work is harmonised by her colour palette and distinctive inking process. Nancy uses the reduction method of lino printmaking; carving away at just one block for each consecutive colour to reveal the final image. By inking from dark to light, as opposed to the more traditional light to dark, Nancy's work has engaging depth and colour layering.'

7 thoughts on “Reduction print of a Greylag Goose”

  1. Looks great so far. I would love to try a simple reduction print sometime but would need a bit less chaos on the home front I think if I stand any chance of making it work.

    1. Thanks Laura! Hey, you should go for it and try a reduction print. The good thing is that you can do a bit then think about it and come back to it. Although you are right, it isn’t the sort of thing you can do amidst chaos!

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