Thursday, 10 May 2012


Today the proof copies of the two paintings I sent to the printers have arrived. Rhododendron cilpinense is my early graphite assignment and 'Go for it Greens', as it is now being called is a mixed garden vegetable study. Mum really liked them both when I painted them, and as it was her birthday a few weeks ago, the first prints will be a present for her.  

Although smaller than the eventual A3, the detail on these samples is really sharp and I am amazed that so much of the subtle colour changes have not been lost. After looking at loads of paper samples, I was torn between two, Hahnemule Photo Rag and Somerset Enhanced Velvet. Photo Rag is slightly thicker and smoother than the velvet but I loved the texture of the latter, so that's what I have gone for. The real bonus of printing is that if I change my mind, I can always get another one done.

Of course, these prints are the first of hopefully many that will go on sale. 

After approval is print time! 



Claire said...

The prints look really good,love the greens especially.Who was the printer?
I use Hahnemuele photo rag.

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

I think I went for the Somerset because it's easy to spell, Hahnemuele is such a mouthful. The Dot Foundry did the printing. They are in Wales, so handy for you! :)