Monoprints: Braithwaite House

Here are some prints from last week’s session at East London Printmakers.

This was an experiment using drypoint on transparent acrylic plates.

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Braithwaite House and Chequer Court, monoprint

 

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Braithwaite House and Chequer Court, monoprint

These pictures are done with two plates.

(1) Dry point to make the black lines.

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The acrylic plate used for printing, marks scratched with a metal point – “drypoint”

(2) Painting directly onto a blank acrylic plate and then printing that on top.

The resulting pictures are “mono prints” because they are one-off. I can reproduce the black lines, but the coloured parts are unique on each plate.

I had another go on 8th March.

Here are further attempts:

Update:

Here’s a one-colour mono print I did 15th November 2018. It was done all on one plate.

On Khadi handmade paper, with Intaglio Printmaker Bone Black ink. Plate selectively wiped.

Street scene – drypoint

This is my first drypoint attempt.

It’s scratched on an aluminium plate, just over postcard size, and printed using the intaglio process on the press at East London Printmakers. This was on a course led by Damien Grist.

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It is based on a street scene in Edinburgh, Causewayside, where there were a number of antique shops. This is a mirror image of the view from an Italian restaurant.