Work in progress – Snowy wood scene

I’m currently working on a series of reduction prints of woodland scenes, taking advantage of the recent snow we have had. It’s all gone now, so no sledging for us at the moment. Boo hoo!!

Also, I am printing these from dark to light instead of light to dark, something I have never tried before but I thought it would work for these images. I’m pretty pleased with the results so far, it has worked as I had hoped, giving a grainer texture to the snow and the trees. There are a few more colours to go but I thought I would show where I am at the moment!

(apologies for the quality of my iPhone photos!)


First colour, solid black.



Second colour, dark grey.



Third colour, lighter grey. Well, actually it’s pretty much the same colour as the second, but the layering makes it look a lot lighter.



Fourth colour, white. I may do another layer of the white so as to make the snow pop out a bit more once I have printed the blue for the sky.

its all another learning curve though as I had trained my brain to think about colours from lightest to darkest, now it’s the other way around so I am having to really concentrate and make sure I don’t cut out the wrong bits!!






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.'

3 thoughts on “Work in progress – Snowy wood scene”

  1. This print looks completely fantastic. I’ve never tried a reduction print but really want to have a crack some time. First step is to figure out a reduction process that will work for me and my context – which is not having a permanent art space.

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