Trip to London

While in the capital earlier this month, I visited the Intaglio Printmakers shop based in a small basement in Southwark, south London.

I had planned to visit this shop for some time and as it’s only a ten minute walk from Tate Modern, I decided I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity. I wasn’t disappointed, it was like a sweet shop for printers, with everything you could imagine a printmaker would need.

I decided I needed some more printing inks and purchased a number of primary colours and shades which I hope to use not just for printing etchings but also lino-cuts. I hope to develop skills in linocut this year and have a list of buildings I want to capture in relief printing.

It been two years since I setup this blog and started what has been a fruitful and interesting project.

Here’s to another productive year.


Viaduct and Bus Terminal

Here is one of my cyanotype prints I produced a few years ago at a workshop.

According to Wilkipedia, a Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide.