Layer 11 had already been printed last week in a haze of jet lag and I had been reasonably happy with the casting shadows on the leaves, but I was about to shoot myself in the foot.
I cut away the mid-tones of the leaves thinking there would only be one more pass of green and then a background colour.
I checked the green against my colour swatch and all looked good,
I am now scratching my head as to where to go next. Should I deviate from the plan and print a different background colour or should I go for something closer to my original plan and go for a transparent turquoise to set the flowers off. Luckily I have quite a lot of painting to work on so it will give me time to mull the problem over.
|'Snowdrops', Layer 11|
|The penultimate cut|
|A very dark green|
In fact it does look fine in the print. The green tone works perfectly making a lovely shadow on the leaf. But then it dawns on me...this is a very dark green, so what next? This layer of green was where I had hoped to end up and I still have one more pass to go.
|'Snowdrops', Layer 12|