Michael Atkin Printmaker
etcher - block printer - wood engraver
Wood engraving boxwood
127 x 95 mm
75 + 7 artist;'s proofs
Heritage woodfree 120Lbs
This picture stared with the fence, especially the shadows cast. `the bridge was obscured by undergrowth, so with a little bit of climbing and falling in the stream managed to get a good look at the bridge, fantastic bricks, so well laid.
This print went through 8 different stages before I was happy with the result. So thats 7 proofs, after each proof I would cut more from the block, then proof again.
Big mistake nearing the end of the print, a sheet of paper folded whilst inbetween the tympan and the frisket, I didn't notice until after I had taken the print, by which time the block was damaged. So had to re evaluate the print, which took another day, cutting and proofing until I had something I was happy with.
So today I've been looking ( whilst walking) at shadows more and more and tonght I've sketched out the next block.
A blank greeting card depicting this image is available from my Etsy shop here