My recent view is of the Aston Webb building on the Birmingham University campus. It is mostly engraving and presented real challenges when I was printing it as I struggled to combine colour with the detailed engraving process successfully. Often engravings look best as a simple black and white print. I had to quieten down some of the other elements and simplify some of the details on the other plates.
I had a picture in my mind quite early on about how the colours and tones of this print would work together. I was interested in nuanced greys depicting the architectural details and a powder blue over a dark blue sky. The building is missing the red / orange brick colour, in artist's proofs, it just looked a bit fussy.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.