Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Prismacolor drawing from sketchbook. "Green-eyed Daughter".
It's late (or very early) and I'm watching a 1938 movie called "The Citadel". I'm thinking about what to do when I print my 5th color today. Will take a short nap before starting printing.
I had some difficulty yesterday. Usually if I am printing a color lithograph I will use the stone for my "key" color and plates for my additional colors. I've been using polyester plates to print color flats for about 4 years. They're much less toxic than photo litho plates. One of the mediums I was testing to apply to the plate was Golden GAC-200 Medium (instead of Future floor polish). Unfortunately, it did not hold up as well as I had hoped. It started to break down after about 20 prints. My edition was 38 prints. I was forced to go back to drawing on the p-plate with a sharpie. I like using the sharpie pens for control and detailing but it "lifts" and discolors lighter color inks (like yellow) with a blue cast. I don't mind using them with blues, greens and dark reds. I was printing blue so this went well for the remaining prints.
Today I print green. Will use the sharpie again. Should take me about 3-4 hours to print.