art making printmaking process

printmaking is in nature all about process

images are chosen

drawn out in all their colour possibilities

a medium to print from is chosen,

relief usually , silkscreen , etching, mono &  colligraph are sometimes visitors

carving, cutting & plate preparation  is next

paper sizes, colours & textures  are prepared

print set up for optimum space use is created

the ritual is established early so no mistakes are made

more clothes pins are  usually needed

the process begins with first layer

usually the lightest or furthest back colours first

and gets repeated anywhere from two to six times until complete

tangents are established along the way

with some layers omitted

sometimes the process is so exciting the complete series is far more than anticipated

with many one off experiments

September 2013