solar plate with hand colouring
This is a landscape study that was printed from a small leftover piece of unexposed solar plate I made last year.
It highlights a bit of shoreline along Lake Superior at Pukaskwa National Park which is very close to where I spent my early years growing up as a child. This place is one of my favourite annual journeys as the geography is unique and the vistas are stunning.
At the time the plate was created I had only printed several images off the plate before becoming sidetracked with other things.
The 5 x 9 cm (2 x 3.5 inch) plate was recently rediscovered and brought out of storage. I have been continuing the edition. It is a varied ed. due in part to the hand colouring application and additional elements in the visual added after printing. Basically the original plate image (printed in black oil base ink) gives me the foreground treeline and the background islands and hills. I put down a little masking frisket in the sky and in the foreground water and applied washes of blue watercolour. I then added in shadows into the clouds and a bit of light pale green to the background hills.