Blue Stones

1 Sep

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Brushwork And Gravel

This is another cyanotype from my field trip earlier this week with colleagues from the FIRE Lab. When I prepared this sheet of Bockingford (300gsm) with the cyanotype chemical coating, I tried being a bit freer with the brushwork, instead of applying an even coat in a rectangular shape. And I used gravel from the bank of the River Tawe to make the image, something I hadn’t tried before. I hadn’t realised how varied it is, so many different grades. The name of the river, ‘Tawe’, might share its origins with a group of Celtic river names meaning “to flow”, including Thames, Tame and Tamar.



2 Responses to “Blue Stones”

  1. Leonie Andrews September 4, 2019 at 11:06 #

    This is so good. It’s a challenge to get away from regular cyanotype and you have definitely done that. Plus I love the etymology.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 4, 2019 at 22:05 #

      Thanks Leonie. I have enjoyed the challenge of working outside 🙂

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