6 color silkscreen print on fine art printmaking paper and mounted on fine art acid free mount board. Edition size of 30, paper size 22"x9.5".
Finished and framed in natural pine wood. 30"x16"
First color pull process shot. It is always best to start with the lightest color and to build up darker over top.
printing in progress on the second and third colors and starting in towards the foreground, which in the print were the buildings.
drawing fluid was used to get certain textures in the very foreground of this silkscreen. Being able to use a paint brush to draw in the screen to get the textures of the foliage.
printing each color by hand one at a time by 30! I love the process of printing and it's always a huge reward after printing each color.
each edition has to dry for at least an hour before adding more color layers to the print.
final step in printing
I always finish off these very detailed prints with the linework at the end. This image shows the process of exposing the linework into the screen. Giving it the details that make the landscape look real.
After the linework has been exposed into the screen using the UV light process it is rinsed out using warm water and this is what it looks like. The linework is the area that will be printed in the screen.