Fine art prints: Happy New Year! I sat there on New Years day contemplating my new fine art project which had been running around my head for the last few months, the working title is ‘Drive By’. It was starting to get dark outside so I thought, no time like the present – I grabbed my camera and off I went into the twilight of my local village. The idea is to drive around looking for things to photograph and to take the photos from inside the car, a bit like a drive by only with a camera. It was a bit tricky trying to set up a tripod but I managed it by pushing the driving seat back and putting one of the tripod legs through the steering wheel. Here are the first images from my first outing on the evening of 01/01/2019. Various sized fine art prints are available please email me for details. The framed print below is 60″x40″ 5 foot wide and made up of 30 sheets of fine Japanese bamboo paper.
I set myself a pretty difficult task here, with this handprinted gum bichromate print. Gum Printing isn’t for the faint-hearted at the best of time. The diptych below is made with 3 CMY colour seperation negatives for each side of the print ( 6 negatives in total ) and multiple layers of watercolour pigment and gum arabic. The biggest problem with a print like this is the registration, making sure each negative will sit in the right position each time I paint on a layer of pigment. The diptych has 4 layers at the moment and I’m contemplating adding another 2 layers, it’s like trying to finish a painting and knowing when to stop, that last brush stroke could take the image to a higher level or it could drop through the doors to hell. It has taken 4 days so far to get the print to this stage. I feel the print is close to what I wanted in the first place but just needs a tiny bit more detail.