First proofs of the dried flower heads

Much as I love the cutting out part of this, I can never wait to test the blocks as soon as possible! Straight away I can see that there are a few tweeks needed and general tidying up of the backgrounds, but they do look how I had hoped, so all is good! Now to prepare the paper and make registration jigs then I can print the first colour. I’ve planned three or maybe four colours for these but I think I will keep a set with just the first colour, like these.

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.'

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