My old website had a page in the “galleries” section where I would show case some of my work in progress. Rather than having this under “portfolios” in this website, my intention it to have irregular looks at my work in progress in order to give glimpses of my working process.
So that my previous posts about my work in process are not lost and will remain searchable on this website, I’m posting them here as rather ‘old news’.
Here’s the first one I posted a while ago –
‘Plymouth Pear’ is a piece printed from two collograph plates, mono printed leaves and hand tinted chine collè tissue.
The Plymouth Pear is Britain’s only native pear (think of a pear equivalent to a crab apple). It is an endangered species with only a few specimens growing in Devon.
Here are the 1st proofs from the two collagraph plates –
Real pear leaves were mono printed onto the inked up background collagraph plate then printed using an etching press –
Then tissue paper ‘pears’ were added to the 2nd inked up collagraph plate and printed over the background image –
I then went on to create a Spring version of the Plymouth Pear, see this news post for more details.