The top of the sky in the first piece looks very like water, which is interesting. In the third one the sky is pretty regular in the open spaces, but all mixed up in a scribbly way with the spaces between the tree branches. I love the looser, less controlled carving there, contrasted with the very precise details of the building and wall. The suggestion of the wrought iron railing is masterful; I am in awe of how Lankes decided where to make white lines, and where to leave black to get the effect so perfect.
Lankes is another of those artists that I think deserves to be much better known. You may be seeing more of him here in the future!
I’ve featured lots of other L printmakers in previous posts:
[Pictures: Briarfield, wood block print by J.J. Lankes, 1930 (Image from John Steins);
Near the Paulaner Braueri, wood block print by Lankes, 1926;
Octagon House Garden, wood block print by Lankes, 1923 (Images from The Woodcut Art of J.J. Lankes by Welford Dunaway Taylor, 1999).]
A-Z Challenge, all posts for the letter L