With the sky complete, it is time to start on the color. The first color printed always seems so drastic and I wonder "what have I done?" But as more layers are added, that color seems to calm down. There is a lot of faith at this point in the printing and I am always referring to the original watercolor sketch to check on chroma and value.
Up to this point I have used only two blocks. The sky was all printed with one block which was carved away between
each color run. The yellow is a new block and the 7th color run. I printed just the lower half of the block.
The tan color is a new block which means I am up to three blocks to print 8 color runs.
For the orange, I re-carved the yellow block and then printed parts of the hollyhocks as a gradation where the color fades out at the bottom.