Print size: 10.0 cm x 13.5 cm
Overall size including mount: 33.0 cm X 36.5 cm
Paper Somerset White Satin 300 gsm
The print is double mounted with Arqadia mount board in Glacier White. It has an acid free backing board and cellophane wrapped.
This print is a Limited Edition of 10 signed and numbered prints together with 1 artist’s proof.
Summer Flowers is a four colour photopolymer gravure etching. This process involves printing four different coloured plates making up the image. They are printed in order cyan, magenta, yellow and black. 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 on a metal plate with excellent results. Hand drawn imagery or a combination of both can also be used.
Once the plates are etched, they are printed by the intaglio process on an etching press on to damp high quality hand made paper.
Summer Flowers is mixture of garden flowers, dahlia, zinnia, rose and ranunculus.
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.