Each print takes me about two weeks to produce. The colour reduction method I use involves cutting and printing each colour from one lino block until the last colour portion remains on the block. The first colour is printed, sometimes on the whole block, then the block is cut a little more, re-inked with a different colour and printed over the first colour. This process of cutting, re-inking with a different colour and printing is repeated as many times as there are colours in the print to produce the final image. Because the block is progressively cut away the number of prints in the edition has to be established before I start printing as there is no chance of reprinting.
I cut the lino blocks with a fine knife using short strokes. This technique is very time consuming. By using this technique I am able to achieve colour blending that is not common in colour reduction lino cuts.