|Fighting through the snow
|The finished A1 linocut
The final stages have been gruelling, not just down to the cold. Every time I estimated 'a day' of cutting, the plate seemed to grow. In total 'the big one' has taken 80.5 hours of cutting and printing. The cutting stage after the spot colours took 10.5 hours before I could print colour 4. Strangely enough, I massively underestimated that!
|The final stage of cutting the lino plate
|Printing the 4th colour at Hot Bed Press
|After 4 times through the press
|Printing the final colour on what's left of the plate
To see a video of the final stage of printing check out this News story on my website.
Jake Kennedy has featured me and the making of the giant Macmillan linocut on his latest blog Probably Prints. Thanks Jake!
To see more of my work, please check out my website: www.carolynmurphy.co.uk where you will also find an online Shop with currently available work. Thanks!