Engraving is a very exacting method of printmaking and it goes well with much looser and less controlled methods. This next edition is of Curzon Street Station and will start off with quite painterly use of monoprint, or one off elements. The monoprint parts of the print will vary to an extent within the edition.
This print has challenged me from the start. I loved the colours as I was working on it and I decided to do the fox using chine colle with gampi tissue stuck down with the traditional cornstarch glue.
I want to change the detail on the tree and make it match the level of detail seen on the gravestone.
As a whole it reminded me of a stage set as I was creating it and the red tree does look like a red curtain. Out of all of the prints so far it pays the greatest homage to Hiroshige's series, with the composition and the use of strong colour.
I would like to simplify in my next print. I would quite like a large quiet area with a small section of detail. Next print: Birmingham half marathon.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.