Ewe Lamb; Color Reduction Lino-Cut

A few images from the inking and printing the first step and color in a small lino-cut edition of one of my ewe lambs.

In the color reduction process, multi-colored prints are achieved by a succession of printings, when more of the design is carved out at each round of printing, working from light to dark.

This first printing resulted in blue and white.  The next printing will be a green followed by a black or dark brown.  In these images, everything which is white has been craved away already, and that which is to remain blue must be carved away before the green printing.