The first aspect was accessing the equipment in the studio to see what was feasible. Some of the larger screens had not been used for a while so needed a bit of sprucing up to get ready. Then the squeegees, what sizes were available, there was one at 90cm long and that proved to be the determining factor in the maximum size that could be printed.
So I prepared a screen and exposed an 85 x 85 cm square to work with for the monoprinting area, as the squeegee needs to extend beyond the area being printed. The smaller prints I had been working on before we just 30 x 30 cm so this was quite an increase. Also required were larger brushes – off to the DIY store for some 3 & 4 inch brushes.
|An image with two layers of colour already printed|
|The screen ready to print with the third layer of colour|
So it was a case of persevering with it but I got there in the end and will be showing a couple of canvases at our Summer Exhibition which opens this Friday evening.
|'A Certain Kindness'|