Zinaltrothorn 4221m high (13,848 ft) means in german "red peak of Zinal village".
It's one of the high summits that separate the Matter valley and the Val d'Anniviers in the Swiss province of Valais.
During my last stay in Val d'Anniviers at mid october, this elegant profile was overhanging the valley and my home at any hour of the day, offering its shoulder (usual name of the snow ridge leading to the top) to the low sun rays of autumn. This new print is inspired by several sketches I did from this monument, especially the one above.
Adobe Photoshop is the perfect tool to separate the colors and imagine less blocks to carve. It allows also to make a preview of the paper texture and the woodblock apect.
The outlines are reported on the plates,
and the blocks must be carved carefully.
The tools are set on the table, ready to start
The first block is the gradient of the sky
The rocks are printed at second
Here are the first two blocks
the blue shade
the final print