Handcolouring linocuts can mean a simple process of filling in the blanks with colour but for me it is a much more complex process.
In this Banksia serrata design – Old Man Banksia – this design has a limited palette of creams/greens and a range of browns. I am relying on tonal values as well as colour to build up the image, and some under painting of yellow & reds. Below is the colour proof – the final colour of the seedpod for this design I have pared back to more brown & less red/yellow.
Laying down the watercolour for this design I have experimented, taken notes and referred back to the original plant, but tweaking the colour to what I want.
And the final framed result.