I found William Hays' multi-colored linocuts on Etsy and they are definitely something to aspire to! The detail and the use of color are amazing, especially when you know the process of creating such prints and getting each successive layer of color registered, or lined up, perfectly.
|Paper Shadows, 6-color linocut, by William Hays|
Many of his prints have snow in them. Hopefully viewing them on a hot day like today is having a cooling effect on you! I grew up not far from William's home so the subjects are familiar to me and have a nostalgic feeling for me.
|Green River Bridge, linocut and watercolor, by William Hays|
These linocuts are inspiring both from the technical aspects of creating a multi-colored linoleum block print, but also from the artistic perspectives William takes in creating the scenes he depicts.
|Sugaring Season, 6-color embossed linocut, by William Hays|