lundi 7 décembre 2015


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

2 commentaires:

  1. I have one of these beautiful prints on my wall now and I admire it deeply.

    great to see the process here, even better with a real piece at hand.

    1. Thank you very much Rolf. Glad to hear that you like this print.