Skimming the Sunset
Created by William Hays
This linocut print is printed in an edition of 50. Printed with oil based, fine art printmaking inks on Stonehenge 100 percent rag paper. Titled, numbered, and signed in pencil below the image area. Skimming the Sunset is a print which developed in the artist's mind's eye over the course of about 15 years. The idea of creating the image of a sunset in a linocut print is very daunting. Having a small flock of birds skimming the surface of the water increases the complexity of colors and how to achieve a sense of mood one layer at a time.