This is the print I’ve been working on lately – ‘Holy Smoke’, 5 colour screen print and edition of 100 (thats my Christmas shopping sorted). I hand painted each print in gold first and worked back in to most of them with white before printing so each print will vary slightly. Available here. I’ll try and get a pic of the drawing I based this on up on the blog this week.
Kinsey had been bigging-up his new print technique for a while. As usual with me and prints it all went in one ear and out the other but when he came back from many hours finalizing the prints a few days before our show opened I was bowled back by the detail. It really looks like a miniature painting. I kept asking him how he did it but we wouldn’t tell me, just kept saying ‘magic’.
4 colour screenprint on 100% cotton rag. 58.4cm x 49.5cm. Edition of 100.
Chloe’s print is equally stunning, you can even tell where some areas of the original painting had a more gloss finish.
4 colour screenprint on 100% cotton rag. 61cm x 45.7cm. Available here
I’ve spent the last few days painting 25 prints. I’ve never been fully convinced by prints, especially large editions when the artist has little or no imput in the actual print process. To reconcile my guilt, I’ve worked on top of these prints with oil and aerosol and I think they are all the better for it. Perhaps I should keep this as a print rule in future. I’ll post up all 25 once they’re good to go..
And finally, my print is ready. This has been such a long time coming, hence the older image chosen. I started work on this print last April, at the time I had been working on the Roman Empire as subject. Alas, things always take a bloody age with me so here it is 10 months later. I know it doesnt fit completely with my Weekend Warriors work, but thats only in costume. The idea and execution is there, and there are rumours on the battlefield that a Napoleonic print is on the march. So here she is, my 8 colour Roman screenprint, the original empire and the biggest carnival of em all.