Wednesday, November 28, 2007

An image at last

I have been trying to figure out a way to photograph the new print with embossing. At last I figured out that the natural sunlight and shadows would give me the best image. Taking a photo of white on white is difficult, especially when the line work is detailed.

Here it is, one of my experiments with the combination solar plate and borco board embossing, all printed together on the press at one time.

When I print again I will document the process and substrate so that it's easier to see what I've done.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday's Worktable

I have been working daily with my small printed images, making many plates with a variety of matrices using the same drawings of my jasmine vine.

The process can be a long one before even getting to the printing of the image. It's hard to know if what I have will work, definitely one of the pluses AND minuses of printing.

Sometimes I just want to see color and results. This past weekend I pulled out my old tray of gouache..... an old Pelikan, double tray, school set that I bought years ago to play with. It's actually quite good for being student grade.

I made copies of some of the prints and then used a Chartpak blender pen to transfer the image into my sketchbook, applied Frisket to the areas I wanted to keep clean and then went at the images with my paint. Happiness is color.

This was a means of instant gratification, color study for future prints and a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Seurat at MOMA

Inspiration for the day.....

Seurat sketchbooks at MOMA in New York.

View them online HERE

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Variations on a theme

A carving in Borco board of the undergrowth images.... this matrix is like working with unmounted linoleum only it's thinner.... this makes it easy to mix the solar plates on the same printed paper without worrying about differences in thickness.

Vellum placed over the carving block , using a water soluble pencil this image was created like a rubbing....
This image is one of my carvings scanned into photoshop then inverting the black and white. I then printed out the image on acetate and made a solar plate for an etching.

These three images are the actual plates... prints will be shown once they are dry.
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