Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Good Photos

Well I have spent the last few days trying to take good solid photographs that show up the embossment and don't have weird bits of extraneous colour randomly scattered over the image.  And I think this morning I have almost succeeded.  I just have to give them all a title now.

It is driving me nuts that they show up on here much darker.  After spending all that time making them right they look all dark on here....they don't look this dark on facebook.
So bear in mind that these do look lighter..........Time to find an alternative to this blog I think.  Ok...I have the titles

'tip & spill'

'cast ashore'



'sea stained'

This last one here is called 'Beached"

Monday, 27 April 2015

Going Insane

Trying to take photos of my work......basically trying to get all images looking the same and taking photos of white paper is almost impossible.  Todays efforts so far...

Thursday, 23 April 2015

More printing

Really pleased with the tests I have been doing...but it's a hard job trying to dry the prints flat.  The covered bricks I use have had a moonlight job to do keeping up the broken middle post of a bed.

So the prints are coming along nicely and the deadline is midweek next .....I am trying not to think about it and just get on with them.  It's not the end of the world if I miss it

Just trying out some shapes and colours.  I was going to put a digital chine colle on a couple of the prints  but printer ran out of ink so whilst eagerly awaiting the post I am working out other strategies just in case.

Sorry about image quality, I just don't have time to worry about exposure right now.  Really pleased with this lithograph feathery drawing.  The left side of this image will have an embossment on it ..yum

This looks quite good too.  The pale green is actually darker and I would lighten the deep red.  These are objects collected from the beach in Cromarty.

I think this orangey ochre looks quite good with the green grey. Back to the grindstone!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Testing some samples

Having a technological battle with scanners and printers today.  The epson printer has decided to choose it's own colours and it won't head clean grrrr

So working out some solutions to finish these prints as quickly as possible as there is a deadline looming large. Placing shapes to work out composition.

The large white shape at the top will be some kind of colour, I am thinking a light sepia at the moment