Joseph Taylor Evanston, Illinois USA

'My Kite'

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Name: Joseph Taylor
Location: Evanston, IL

Print Title: my kite
Paper Dimension: 6.5 x 15
Image Dimension: 5.5 x 14
Block: mystery plywood from Lowe's
Ink: made from Grumbacher and Williamsburg dry pigment. Lemon Yellow and Terre Verte
Paper: Hosho
Edition: 50
Comments: We learn from our mistakes and I learned a lot! I've never done Japanese style printing. I've only seen it from the video resources on the Baren site. I have great respect now and new eyes for prints made in this style. Feel free to use my prints as examples to show what can go wrong in a print. From kento marks on the wrong side of one plate to paper too dry/wet, ink too thick/thin, plate too rough/dry, brush not prepared well enough, paste too thick. Expressionist inking technique seems to be my forte. One variable at a time would have been better...all at once... formidable. I promise the next prints will be better. I enjoyed it. Forgive me.