What do we do at Black Water Print Studio?
Learn about the different printing processes offered at the studio, in the form of Workshops, Courses, 1-2-1 Tuition sessions/Group sessions or in the form of commissioned prints.
Where Ink is applied to the surface area of a Plate /Block, not entering the cut areas, engraved lines, or indeed etched areas.
Pulling a print from the surface area, with dry paper, thin Japanese handmade papers.
The opposite to relief printmaking, the ink being wiped, scraped and rubbed into the cut, etched and engraved lines and areas of the Plate/Block, the surface wiped as required, pulling the print with dampened paper to take up the ink from the recessed areas & Lines.
Landscape, Seascape, Life
Images develop from my love of the landscape and coastal scenes both in my native UK & from my travels, produced in an editioned series, producing prints in natural colours, (blue/black or sepia tones) related to the scenery which inpsire these prints.
Editions can be produced in simple reductions of anything from 3-4 colours up to more detailed and precise works of up to 12+ colours, in solid colours or can be part of a varied edition, created through more painterly reduction processes often with a number of colours printed in each layer of reduction, therefore each print will have subtle differences and purchases can be selected from a number of images, reproduced in photographs to support these selections.
Editions are generally numbered from 1-10 or 1-15.
Editions may be Fixed editions or Varied Editions - due to the nature of each individual & original image, some of which are more painterly in style.
Printed on Archival Papers.
Textured Imagery in Print
Collagraph Prints are produced using varying textures and through the exploration of ways to create these textures, whether its papers, wrappings, card boards, glue, string, or often packaging materials it all has to relate to the image I am recreating - taken from on site sketches or photographs.
Collagraphs are inked and printed in colour or in blue - black, where colour schemes are related to the true colours in the natural world as well as the images which inspire these and are inked and printed in either water based or oil based inks.
Collagraphs include Tetrapak Printmaking.
Although printed in editions these images are Varied and due to the nature of the material of the block there are often only 5 - 10 printed images from each block.Printed on Archival Papers.
My Drypoint prints are created by engraving on Metal or Acrylic plates, cut to size and with edges beveled to prevent tearing of papers.
These allow me to print up to 10 images due to the nature of the surface of the plates.
These are printed in blue-black or sepia tones. and editions of 5-10 are most likely, on archival papers.
Monotypes are when the surface of a flat surface is painted, inked & wiped and a surface print is pulled from the plate.
Monoprints are when the print is created on a surface with the use of a matrix or stencil.
Produced as one off prints, mostly inspired by Landscape, Seascape and well known landmarks in the UK.
Iconic Images of land & seascape, inspired by my photography and drawing on site.
Each is a complete one off and as such are priced accordingly.
Prints are produced on glass and often overprinted with the addition of fine details, each is unique.
Printed on archival papers.
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