This is a proof print from a collagraph plate made some time ago, that I have just returned to. I made it after visiting the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at the Tate in London. I’ve made a couple of coloured versions, but nothing so far has worked out, and I still prefer the proof! One option might be to add collage elements, but I really wanted to interpret his work, not replicate it. I think I shall add some texture to the area surrounding the two main elements in order to increase the density of ink. I will probably do that with carborundum.
I generally want to concentrate on my hand pulled prints in this blog, but this digital print is one of my most popular pieces. I think it captures bright, cheerful, sunny days by the sea, just like the work of Beryl Cook and Donald McGill. I’ll be adding it to my Etsy shop soon.
As well as my own work I have a shop on Etsy selling reproductions of a wide range of graphic design, maps, comics, travel posters, advertisements etc. I’ve started playing with some of these, removing text and making freestanding pictures from them. You can see examples below.
Drypoint on hand-made paper, inspired by the notebooks of Paul Klee. An edition of five, initialled in the plate and signed and numbered on the face.
Image size is about 160 mm x 250 mm on a sheet about 265 mm x 400 mm.
A one-off version printed on prepared paper is also available.