I made a proof of the linocut in black ink, on the white background that I printed the other day, and decided that it still wasn’t working.
So I’ve made two new decisions: the print will be in colour, and it will be a reduction print (that is, there will be several layers printed on top of each other).
But one decision I can’t make is which colour.
The dominant part of this image is the shadows. Warm sunshine on white buildings creates blue shadows… But will blue still be too cold? Would a warm yellow/orange/brown be better?
Solution: Print half the edition in blue, and half the edition in brown.
As this is now going to be a reduction print, there will be more colours on top of this. Back to the cutting board to cut the next stage.