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[Seacoast in Autumn - 11] : Final Printing - step 19 ~ 21

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:39 PM, November 15, 2007

Continued from [Seacoast in Autumn - 10] | Starting point of the thread is [Seacoast in Autumn - 1]

Here we go ... with the final three impressions!

Impression #19 - Foam on the beach ...

This was the most difficult impression of this print - making a gradation along the length of such a narrow area is tough. Doing one is no problem ... get 100 of them to look alike certainly is!

But isn't it neat how this simple strip of colour makes foamy waves appear all along the shore!

That impression by itself (on scrap paper ...) :

Impression #20 - Gradation on upper beach area ...

The previous impression 'tied' the sea to the beach ... this one ties the beach up to the mountain side ...

That impression by itself (on scrap paper ...) :

Impression #21 - Red 'spatter' on vegetation ...

And just to finish it off ... a bit of bright red spattered on the leaves here and there. I used a very short-haired flat brush, and simply banged it down on the block in places, leaving light blots of pigment scattered about. I then printed it with a very light touch of a sandpaper baren.

That impression by itself (on scrap paper ...) :

All done ... I think she looks fine! Please check out the Slideshow of this printing procedure.


Following comment posted by: Barbara on November 16, 2007 3:08 PM

Bravo Dave..you did turn green into red and orange...a feat in itself.
Nice job,

Following comment posted by: Diane Cutter on November 16, 2007 7:45 PM

I love your choice of colors in this one, Dave. They are beautiful and crisp.

Following comment posted by: Annie B on November 16, 2007 10:41 PM

This is a beauty!

Following comment posted by: Mike Lyon on November 16, 2007 11:49 PM

Bravo, Dave -- lots of very beautiful and subtle stuff going on in this one... Reminds me of Hiroshige, of course (although a bit more complex, maybe).

Hiroshige might have included several little tiny fishermen on the beach with their lines curving out into the sea, some swimmers, a couple of sailboats?

(click for enlargement)
heh, heh, heh!


Following comment posted by: Dave on November 17, 2007 8:32 AM

Hey Mike ... good one ... Thanks for this!

This is a perfect example of what I was trying to express by my comments on impression #17 here!

Following comment posted by: Tom Kristensen on November 18, 2007 6:20 AM

Lovely print Dave.

I especially like the treatment of the water. The photo-realistic texture gives the print a thoroughly modern feel.

Following comment posted by: Julio Rodriguez on November 22, 2007 3:02 AM

Wonderful Dave, can't wait to see the real print up close...beautiful work with the shoreline....a complete success !
Have you had a chance to share the print with some of your japanese printers friends ? any feedback ?

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