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An Inky Threesome

23 Jun

23 monotypes

Had a hard day at Swansea Print Workshop today. It was very busy with 6 printmakers working flat out. I was working with Gayle and Chris developing some 3-colour reduction monotypes. I wanted to get in a bit of portraiture practice, working directly from a simple black and white drawing, while the other two wanted to start developing some pieces for the Print Workshop’s themed exhibition later this year on the subject “The Industrial Valley”.

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It’s a long process involving drawing directly onto three separate inked plates, then printing them one on top of the other. You can find out more about the technique on my website here. The process produces one full-colour monotype and a secondary ‘ghost’. We used Intaglio Printmaker’s oil-based pigments in Process Yellow, Red and Blue onto BFK Rives 250gsm paper. I’ve been on my feet all day and now I’m going to slob out in front of the telly!

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