I think I may have gone a bit mad with the cutting and taping. Does this look OK/do-able to you?
It looks great and should work fine. How many colours do you plan in total?
Ummm, that depends on what you think. The main gold/green looks to me as though it might be done either in two passes with a light blue and a yellow, or one mixed colour.
So, the colours would be:
1) a mixed gold green or a light blue (to be printed under the yellow to get gold green)
2) a mid green ‘shader’
4) yellow to put over/under the red for brightness, and perhaps to use as a mix for the main green
5) grey or silver for the tattoo
7) strong blue for background.
Does that sound about right?
That sounds about right. I think that should give us what we need and there is always the chance to add more. I was asking for mundane reasons really, I’m preparing screens today, working out my printing schedule for the next month or so. I’m allocating screens to different jobs.
OK. I’ll bang on.
Thought you’d enjoy these pics of the separations. I took them by a really low light just before finishing work today, mainly to get something on screen to check how the clarity of composition was holding together. (I find that it can be easier to judge an image on screen at the end of a long day. It seems to condense everything and give a better overview.) Anyway, they turned out rather beautifully. Not particularly sharp, but the colour is intriguing, together with the soft graininess of the image.
The soft colouring looks beautiful. Like most things the interesting developments often come from unexpected sources. That’s why I enjoy printmaking so much. The chance discovery. It almost reads as a completely different image.
An illusion really, coloured by light rather than by pigment. But it brings you up sharp when something suddenly starts speaking an unexpected language. Feeling excited about it right now.
True. I’m just sneaking a quick bit of reading in whilst the screens dry. I’m reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro in which Sir Gawain makes another appearance. I was bought it for Christmas without knowing the story. It’s funny but Gawain seems to be following me.
WOW! I’m reading it too! It was my Christmas present from Peter. Synchronicity!
That’s funny. I guess those near and dear to us are keeping Gawain with us.
A little like the book. Like most of his work it feels very cinematic. I almost see it as an enlarged film script.
Our next project!
Moving through the literary world like the two cultured gents we are.
I’m off for hot whiskey and lemon juice. Have a good evening. Love to all.
Gosh, that photo in the low light at the end of the day is very beautiful, and the intense colour is looking wonderful. I’m so looking forward to seeing this print evolve!