Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Its about the materials

I'm fascinated by the rigid form that the printmaking paper takes when I'm working on it. You can knock on these like on a piece of wood. It's 350gsm good quality rag paper. Didn't soak it. I've applied pieces of text from an old book, 100 years old, with binder medium, then applied acrylic paint and indian ink. Sometimes I almost rub the paint in, other times I allow my hand to move randomly. The ink is a joy to use. I'm going to draw on these pieces next with fine ink pen. They might be overworked, but I'm really enjoying working on them.

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