Sunday, May 22, 2011

Continuation of miniature polymer plate etchings with hand colouring

This study is a continuation in a series of small polymer plate miniatures. The last one is this titled The Swan
I had some small leftover pieces of solar plate from a large 16 x 20 inch piece I had cut up earlier this year so decided to use these up and create miniature works in a square format.
This is based on a photo I had taken from the deck of the Chicheemaun ferry that crosses over Lake Huron from South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island to Tobermory at the end of the Bruce Peninsula. It is a study of Cove Island lighthouse that is found about 20 min. offshore from the village of Tobermory.
It was printed with oil based etching ink into Magnani revere rag paper then watercolour was added for the colour.
The plate size is 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) and the paper is 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches). It will be an open varied edition.

I am hoping to get some more photo studies of lighthouses of the Great lakes in the near future. Have some friends who are boaters who have agreed to help out.