Snow Shadows on Walkway

 

My first attempt at a 4-color photo-intaglio, “Snow Shadows,” had technical problems with the black plate last year.  So I improvised and made it a 2-color plate with red and black(using the cyan plate for the black ink).  This year, I re-visited the image and exposed another black plate to reprinted the image again, now as a 4-color image.   The result is a richer print, with warm yellows in the reflected light, and cooler shadows in the foreground.

8 Snow shadows on Walkway

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Granada Boulevard, combining collagraph and intaglio printmaking techniques

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Granada Boulevard

This 20″ x 16″ print is a mixed-media layering of three printings from two plates.  The first matrix/plate was a collagraph on masonite(carving of buildings and covered with lace, acrylic gel, and gauze), first wiped with black ink and then rolled with off-white ink as a block print on top.  The third layer was from another plate, a photo intaglio plate with the details of the building windows, that is wiped with black ink and printed on top.

Snow shadows on back walkway

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18″x14″ Two-plate photo intaglio from my photo of our back walkway after a heavy snowfall.  I was attracted to the graphic textures on the bushes and the rhythm of the shadows from the railings on the snow.  I didn’t print all the colors of the actual photo, leaving out the black plate, which had grounded the background trees, loosing that illusive background.