Monday, 28 April 2014

Colour trials

I've bitten the bullet and continued my mini adventure into colour for the Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative Mini print exhibition.

These two plates were top rolled with a colour I hoped would be reminiscent of fading leaves and filtered light.

The plate, below, was viscosity inked, a process whereby a loose consistency of ink is rolled over the plate followed by a stiffer consistency. The results can be unpredictable but often provide surprisingly interesting results.

...and here are two more variations on the one plate. Its fascinating to see how different inking and colouring techniques can make such a difference to an image. Everyone will have their own favourite, mine was the viscosity inked version above... I think...

Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative Mini Print exhibition runs from 3rd May - 1st June, weekends only.


Charlton Stitcher said...

These are all lovely - I really like the minimal colour - but my favourite is the last one where the colour seems to lead the eye in.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I like all of these - hard to pick a favorite. It's coincidental that I found your blog; I'm going to do viscosity printing this summer, but I'm not really familiar with it... Great work!