Today I spent the day in the studio catching up on my missed evening class. I am make a set of book plates based on things I see on my morning walk in Hexham, mainly architectural details. I'm doing them as reductive linocuts. So far the jury is out as to whether they will be any good. It's difficult working so small - 8 x 11 cm - I'm not used to it. However I see them almost as a means of trying out ideas before I go large. Better to make a crap 8x 11 plate than ruin a 30 x 30 cm plate don't you think?
Working this size though forces me to think about pearing down the image to just the essentials, shape, form, colour, etc. I will post images of the first pulls in the morning.