Fishing Pier

by okayart

"Fishing Pier at Night." Linocut, color reduction print. 3" x 4". 2015.

“Fishing Pier at Night.” Linocut, color reduction print. 3″ x 4″. 2015.

It has been a long time since I’ve printed a color reduction, which involves re-carving the block every time you want to add a layer of color.  This block is tiny, adding another layer of complexity–sometimes it is harder to get the right amount of detail when space is limited.  In other news, this image is 100% from my imagination.  I rarely do that, preferring to have some visual point of reference (object, view, photograph) first, but this was so clear in my mind’s eye that all the elements fell into place quite naturally.