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Day 44 (b): A discovery

When I was in the studio on Monday, I found a set of prints from more than a year ago that I'd completely forgotten about. They deal with the same imagery of coal mountains, mixed with gestural marks transcribed from my sketchbooks:

Some of them began with a rainbow roll, which is applied by picking up two colours of ink on a brayer and rolling them onto the printing plate to create a blended tone. Then I overprinted a paper-litho transfer image and a collagraph image, and in the case of the one shown above, a monoprint of white acrylic paint.

So the question I ask myself is: would it be so bad if the paintings looked like these?

Here's a few more in a Picasa web album:

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  1. Well Phillip
    its been a pleasant and educative surprise to find that as well as writing about art and artists that you do actually make art - as a printmaker I have particularly enjoyed reading through these posts of yours on collagraphs. Love the one above with the rainbow roll. Just thinking that that would make a great idea for incorporating in a large print of mine. I do know these things but its like there are so many options that you sometimes forget to include these possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration.
    best wishes
    Aine Scannell


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