I had some problems with this image. It printed very flat (see below) so I did a viscosity rollover with red and then yellow ochre - which gave it depth - although I might have gone tooo far. Then I threw in a few fulmars for good measure.
My sister in law Sarah Furby and I have a residency booked in Polpeor Studio the Lizard Cornwall for 2 weeks from the 8th of August. It is a wee building right on the coastal footpath above the old lifeboat station. Our exhibition is called Coastal Imprint. We are hoping to sell handprinted images of the Cornish coast and give people the experience of printing their own Cornish postcards. We don't know how likely it is that this will happen this year, However we are preparing for it. Today I have printed images of the tin mines at Botallack. Edinburgh Printmakers is shut so I printed on an xcut xpress at home.
Don't know really whether to classify it as an artist's book or a wee installation 13cm tall
Today I started printing my concertina Callanish artist's book.
First I used the back cover to trial colours.
Then I trialled the main pages of the concertina book. the top image is my original watercolour book. The bottom 2 different colours - main difference a light rollover of red.
So far today - 5 prints that are satisfactory (top 2 the trial prints). Got too tired to do any more. Continue tomorrow.
So, no more socialising, no more visitors, Edinburgh Printmaker's workshop shuts tomorrow. SO our drawing room has become a print workshop and will probably remain so for a while. The trusty xcut xpress is out of the cupboard ready with the extra long mdf bed - the first project a little artist's book on the Callanish stones that has been sitting waiting to be printed for quite a long time.