Sunset over Lake Jinji

Lake Jinji is one of several lakes in Suzhou, some 50 miles to the west of Shanghai. Walking along the northern shore in December 2014, I was amazed by the colours created by the setting sun through the almost permanent pollution haze. I was determined to capture these colours and decided a reduction linocut with a colour graduation might work well.

The image was hand burnished onto Hahnemühle 190 gsm paper using Schminke water-based inks.