Monday, 7 March 2016

Screenprint - Antwerp Dockyard Crane

Last week I screenprinted this image of a beautiful dockyard crane in Antwerp, Belgium, from a photo I took while I was there a year or so ago. The process was the same as the pylon screenprints - using just two silkscreens, one for the background and one for the structure itself. Again the registration was pretty tricky but I'm pretty happy with the result. More to come, watch this space...

Pylon screenprint III

Another pylon screenprint, six colours, two screens.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Screenprinting pylons

I produced these two screenprints of electricity pylons last week.

I've long had a "thing" about pylons and the lattices and negative space within them, so thought it was about time I produced some prints of them. It was also an opportunity to experiment with "reduction screenprinting" (does such a thing/term/process exist?).

Each print was produced with six colours but only two silkscreens - I used small pieces of tape to mask off small areas before printing each new colour over the last. It meant having to work fast before the ink dried in the screens, and also involved some very tricky and precise registration. As usual I used a heavy sheet of clear acetate to register each new colour.

I only printed a very small number of each image so won't be selling these, but I'm pleased with the technique and have plans for similar prints involving other similar structures - dockyard cranes, bridges, gasometers etc.