Part two of : Working as a team at Flatbed Press.
My day of trial proofing photogravures included a 4″ x 5″ print dear to my heart. This print began on the grounds of the La Romita School of Art in Italy. I took this image while wandering through the olive grove and peeking over the aged stone wall at the back of the property. I had 2 seconds to take this shot, as the Guard Dog performed his diligent duty and herded the sheep to a point of safety from my iPhone picture snapping.
Here is our color trial proof (CTP) choice, we will be making a small edition of à la poupée photogravures with a slight modification to the ink color. This small treasure was tediously à la poupéed by Printer, Cordelia Blanchard under the supervision of Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello. I am so pleased by their craftsmanship with my photogravure.
This print and 7 other artists’ works that are inspired by the 2 week workshop, will be on exhibit in The Italian Intensive: Umbrian Inspired Artworks from May 9-June 28 at the Flatbed Building O2Gallery and Project Space in Austin, Texas I hope to see you at the artists’ reception on May 16, from 6-8pm.
To appreciate the detail and difficulty of this process – below see Cordelia applying the ink with a small brush.