'Dog' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

'Dog Days' An Exhibition of New Paintings, Drawings & Prints by Samantha Barnes (ipaintdogs.com)
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'Dog Days' An Exhibition of New Paintings, Drawings & Prints by Samantha Barnes (ipaintdogs.com)
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'Dog' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

90.00

Welcome to my 'Dog' Study.

This is a drypoint print, made by me on my press in my studio.  You can read more about the technique of drypoint printmaking below and how I make them.

Each print is an original piece of artwork.  I make 12 prints in the edition with a couple of Artist Proof's too, these are the first pulled prints from which the artist works on before heading on into the full edition.

'Dog' is a small'ish print, about 15cm in diameter printed onto beautiful watercolour paper which is 30 x 30cm.  Each print has a deckled edge, this means that the edge of the paper is handripped, rather than cut and is a tradition which works really well with any type of intaglio printmaking.

Each print is hand titled, signed and numbered by me.

P&P is free within the UK, for overseas delivery, please enquire to info@samanthabarnes.co.uk.

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What is Drypoint Printmaking?

This technique of ‘Drypoint Printmaking’ was first used in the 15th Century and one used during the pivotal Art Movements of the 20th Century.

Drypoint Printmaking is part of the 'Intaglio' family of printmaking.  

The technique is to draw directly onto a piece of zinc using scratch pens.  This creates a ‘burr’ or groove in the metal plate.  Ink is then applied onto the plate and into the burrs until the Artist is happy (this part is a little like painting directly onto the plate).  Before the ink dries, the metal place is laid face up on the press, ready to have prepared, dampened papers laid on top of it.  More tissue sheets are added and the press blankets are placed on top and then it goes under the roller, in my case twice.

Unpeeling the print from the metal plate is the most exciting thing ever.  Once happy with the print (there are generally 3 made for each print that leaves my studio) it is placed under heavy boards for a good 3 days to flatten the paper.

 

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