Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunset Print

My latest print was inspired by a lovely sunset that I photographed on my phone while out walking in my town. This picture is a combination of four shots that I "stitched" together using an ap designed for panorama. I wanted to be able to carve out the silhouettes of the trees, stones, and hills, so I printed on a smooth black Strathmore acid-free drawing paper. I used a wide roller to create the blended background, then created the textures in the foreground by carving away some areas and printing only the bottom third of the block.

It's fun experimenting with different techniques and papers. The black paper worked ok for what I wanted, although it's hard to get the luminosity of the lighter colors. 

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