Boris the Bedlington WIP

I’m beginning to think that my border collie print was relatively easy compared to this one!

“Oh what fun it would be to do all that curly fur” I thought….  Thank goodness I have a very smooth haired dog to do next.

Close up of third layer

Here are some photos of the progress so far. Admittedly, this does still look a bit strange, and now the red is on there, little Boris seems to be receding somewhat! Luckily I haven’t cut the dog body out of the block yet, so will add some more depth on his chest and head when I do the eyes and nose. Hopefully he will come back to life then! Next step is the brick wall behind him, then the grass and then a bush on one side… I think its going to be about 14 colours in the end!

 

 

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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