Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blue Staircase

Solar Plate Relief Print with watercolor, colored pencil and silver leaf, 5x7"

Dear People,
I'm back.
: )

10 comments:

Lisa McShane said...

Welcome back Leslie :)

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Lisa!

silvina said...

Leslie, I don't know anything about this technique but it looks really neat! Reminds me of images from an antique storybook.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Silvina,
That's what I thought; it had that storybook feeling to it. The printmaking technique uses an etching plate that develops with water, not acid.
That allows me to do some printmaking at home, and I really love it. I just work into the finished print with watercolors, colored pencil, etc. FUN!

A.Decker said...

Nice image. Plus, ditto what Silvina said.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks! I'm anxious to do some more printmaking. I think this is going to be a fun New Year!

James Courtenay James said...

You've utilized this technique beautifully, Leslie. I must learn more about it.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Courtenay, thanks for visiting my blog! Maybe I should do a post about the steps in the Solarplate process. Anyone can do this at home, and digital negatives are easy to make on the computer; you just print them on inkjet acetate sheets. It's a fun way to combine printmaking and photography.

W. K. Moore said...

This is cool - wishing you happy new year in dec., 2010. Sounds exciting Leslie - I mean expanding your media choices. Personally I draw the line at stone.. but it's still early. Cool stairwell piece - subdued color works well and the structure of the stairs creates interest in the composition. Can't wait to see what you cook up in 2011.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks! Cooking up new stuff as we speak...