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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Maunsell Fort - foamboard print

An experiment in alternatives to lino, I made this print from what we call in the UK ‘Foamboard‘, otherwise known by brand names such Foamcore or Featherlite, which is (normally) used for mounting design work. The central area of the face of the fort has been stripped of its paper shell, leaviung the textured foam to create an uneven surface which I scratched to attain a fatigued, rusted effect which worked well. What didn't work well was the lifesapn of the medium as it soon compressed with the rollering and burnishing process. The russet colour only is printed in oil-based ink, the rest of the painting is hand-coloured with watercolour. SOLD (Dec 2010)

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