Plymouth Pear in progress

Working Process

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 –

Plymouth Pear - early proofs
Plymouth Pear – early proofs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real pear leaves were mono printed onto the inked up background collagraph plate then printed using an etching press –

Background plate being printed with it's mono printed leaves.
Background plate being printed with it’s mono printed leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then tissue paper ‘pears’  were added to the 2nd inked up collagraph plate and printed over the background image –

2nd plate being printed with it's tissue paper 'pears'.
2nd plate being printed with it’s tissue paper ‘pears’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail
Detail
Finished piece
Finished piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then went on to create a Spring version of the Plymouth Pear, see this news post for more details.

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Lynn Bailey

Through my artwork I look to say something about the environment - explore how we interact, use, abuse and collaborate with the natural world around us. This has taken me to increasingly focus on the small ubiquitous and often reviled weeds and bugs that form the foundation and engine-room of ecosystems. I use a wide range of printmaking techniques – both traditional and innovative, often creating complex one off prints. ****** Co-founder and director of Double Elephant Print Workshop since 1997. Originally trained in Conservation of Prints and Drawings 1980 -1982. Studied Fine art at University of Plymouth 1993 -1996.