This must be a bit of shock for those of you used to looking in on my blog... Colour!!, really...??
Its given me a few wobbles I can tell you, but nothing ventured and all that...
The reason for this sudden change of tack is Gloucestershire Print Co-op' Mini print show is coming up and last year it struck me that small prints often benefit from a splash of colour.
Chine colle seemed to a viable solution for me, I can't muck up the colour too much that way.
I tried painting tissue paper with watercolour, but that involved too many colour decisions. After a quick re-think I decided that as I was making images of the natural landscape I should really use natural dyes. The selection of papers above are beetroot, paprika, tea and turmeric.
The beetroot proved to be very strong, but when combined with other colours a bit of red added strength.
Controlling the density of the red became my prime focus. Turmeric proved to be a lovely sunny yellow tone, paprika was very weak.
This image with a strong wedge of earthy tea paper drew very positive comments.
Always good to see a multiple of mini prints.
Gloucestershire Print Co-operative Mini Print at
the Printmakers Gallery, 3rd May - 1st June, weekends only.