A New Term of possibilities

Great to start back at Sudbourne Park Printmakers this week. In preparation, I’ve been working from my Cornwall sketches.

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My first interpretation of one sketch this week involved using drypoint etching and monotype.

On the left, two printing plates (acetate) are shown. The bottom one is etched and inked in a mixture of burnt umber, process magenta and black which produces the drypoint etching. The top plate was inked up using cyan blue, process magenta, burnt umber and a touch of yellow ochre.

The coloured monotype was printed first and then the etched plate was printed on top. The result is shown here:

This is a second experiment with the same etching, depicting more of a sense of atmosphere rather than my initial study of landscape which was simply to capture the blue skies of summer…endless possibilities.

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