Managed to do a little more work on my Cairn on Scottish Beach linocut today. After printing the initial buff coloured layer of the print on Tuesday I began chipping away into the detail of the design.
Working from the 2 photographs I am using as the base for my composition.
This evening I printed the second layer of colour of my 10 prints.
I mixed up a slightly browner version of the grey I used for the initial layer of colour.
I had to mix up 2 lots of colour as the water based pigment I use dries out very quickly. I added some extender to try to make the pigment retain it's sticky yet liquid consistency, otherwise after rubbing with a spoon, my hand, and the spoon again, all I get is a pale freckly misty image. Which can be quite nice and impressionistic, but in this case it's not really what I want. I want to be able to see the pigment on the page.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to begin cutting the lino again. I'm not really decided which colour to add yet though, I know I want some very muted green in the distance, but I also want to define the strong rust brown of the seaweed crescents on the pebble beach. Hopefully I will be feeling more decisive tomorrow.