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Old 03-14-2012, 12:21 PM
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solar plate etching - echinacea study

I created this plate last year (solar plate..image is derived from pen and ink sketch) and recently decided to pull a few more prints on paper from it. Have an opportunity to put a few small framed pieces in a display of works from an artist collective that will be showcased at a Home & Garden show happening here in a couple weeks.
Thought the botanical connection in the image would be appropriate for the venue.
The difference this time around for the printing was the inking technique I used.
I first wiped Graphic Chemical bone black into the lower recessed "etched' areas and wiped the plate surface fairly clean. I then applied select colors of Akua Intaglio to surface areas using a small brush and wiping using my pinky finger and the ends of rolled up tartalan.
This was printed using a press & blankets on dampened Canson Edition rag.

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 AM
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Re: solar plate etching - echinacea study

Lovely Brian. Jen
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: solar plate etching - echinacea study

I agree. It's beautiful. I love the rich but subtle colors, and the way you left highlights around the flower heads. The dark areas really give it a sense of depth.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: solar plate etching - echinacea study

thanks

I am thinking of trying a few more from the plate but this time first printing the colour background (Akua intaglio) followed by a second inking of the plate with a dark GC ink that would be printed over top. I have learned the technique where the edge of the print paper is secured under the press roller and have the plate nicely registered on a thin sheet of paper where it can be removed and set back in place using registration marks to line up with the first impression to print in perfect alignment.
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Re: solar plate etching - echinacea study

Very nicely done, Brian... I wouldn't have thought to combine the inks like that. It's a great idea...

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