Detail of a print taken from etched steel plate onto 300gsm paper. New piece printed in July 2016 as part of an on going project based on ideas and inspiration gained from an exploration of the Orkney Isles off the North West coast of Scotland. The actual full sized print is 60cm x 12 cm. 20in x 5in.
In April this year i visited the Orkney Islands. One of the things that impressed me was the variety of rocks and stones strewn across the coastline. The colours and the sea worn shapes etched into them kept me enthralled for hours at a time.
One of the projects i am working on right now is inspired by the coastal walks i took and i have been using a number of my photographs as reference material.
Building on my current multi-plate printing project this print involves using 8 seperate etched steel plates to complete the final piece.
The print is 10 inches x 8 inches 25cm x 20cm
First photograph shows the paper traped under the roller on the press just before i set up the 8th and final etched plate to complete the print. The second photograph is the finished print and the last photograph is a closer look at the completed piece.
Fresh off the press, part of a small series of prints titled Ocean.
I enjoy working in black and white and as i havnt posted any black and white work here yet i thought it would be good to get some up.
This piece is titled Metro1 It is a print taken from an A1 size, etched steel plate,
590 x 840mm, 23″ x 33″
A4 size prints taken from etched steel plate onto 300gsm watercolour paper using Safewash Inks.
The Safewash Inks are proving to be a pleasure to use. The clean up and ink removal from the steel plate takes a moment using dishwashing soap and warm water. Because there no toxic solvents involved like White Spirit the lack of fumes means i can clean the plates at home in the kitchen sink giving me more actual printing time in the studio.