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St Ives from Lelant beach - reduction cut

The inspiration - looking from the dunes across the beach at Lelant with St Ives in the background.

the plan drawn onto tracing paper, a reduction cut print with lots of layers

the first cut in the lino - everything I want to keep the white of the paper, surf, St Ives houses, clouds

first two colours mixed

base layer for the sky and the grasses printed

2nd cut, grass detail, sand on the beach, horizon skyline

colour mixing

for 2nd layer of grasses and some beach sand detail

grey clouds added and an olive green to the grasses

and a 4th layer of colour added to the grasses.

next i added the wet beach

then a blue sky and some beach reflection details

the first layer of the headland

the blue sea

dark stripes to the sea

some detail to the headland

more detail to the headland, a little more depth to the grasses and it's finished.

I also played around with blue and fewer layers and this happened



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