Print size: 20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Overall size including mount: 36.0 cm X 28.0 cm
Paper Somerset White Satin 300 gsm
The print is mounted with Arqadia mount board in Alabaster. It has an acid free backing board and cellophane wrapped.
This print is a Limited Edition of 6 signed and numbered prints together with 1 Artist Proof.
Land and Sea is a photopolymer gravure etching. I have been using this intaglio printmaking technique since 2016. It can be very frustrating, but equally delightful.
Photo gravure can reproduce a tonal photograph, hand drawn image or a combination of both on a metal plate with excellent results.
Once the plate is etched, it is then printed by the intaglio process on an etching press on to damp high quality hand made paper.
Land and Sea is a hand drawn 2 layered image. Keyhaven is a very special place and a constant inspiration to me. The transient margins and marshes always look different, whether it is the variable tide, weather or time of year.
I always take my camera and use my phone to capture images, these are used back in the studio together with my drawings/painting completed in situ.