Fferm Gwyntog, images of my new print in stages.
Last night I added the final layer of ink to my latest reduction print, of a windswept farm, close to the sea on Anglesey. These old farms often have a small orchard of damsons close by, and in this spot, just a few hundred yards from the sea, the orchard trees have been shaped over many years by the off-shore wind. I worked from a quick sketch that I made on a bleak windy day, with racing clouds and a flock of birds riding the uplift, but in my print I wanted the colours to give the impression of soft low sunlight across the rushes and a gathering storm approaching, one of those typical days of wild Welsh weather, with sunshine and rain in equal measure. Following are a few photos showing the process of inking up and over-printing the layers of colour, with some close ups of the detail.