Designed and handmade by Denise Huddleston, on the Isle of Skye.
'Swallows' is a varied edition. Each is a one-off piece combining 3 different printmaking techniques.
This one is in warm, sunset inspired orange and yellow.
1. I started off with a monoprint background on Fabriano Rosapina paper.
2. Once the paper dried, it was well soaked, then printed on the press with an inked collagraph plate. I'd etched into the substrate with a sharp knife then textured it with lichen. I'd found the lichen on twigs blown off in the recent storm, on a walk through the woodland around Dunvegan Castle.
I always like to have a personal connection to the designs.
Only a few images can be produced from each plate, before it degrades.
3. I created a silkscreen from drawings of swallows. The swallows image is common to all artworks in the series.
Size: mounted, unframed is 31cm x 25cm
framed black 35cm x 29cm
framed natural, solid oak 36cm x 30cm
The actual artwork is approx *15cm x 12.5cm. The mounting materials are the highest quality available. This is a unique, contemporary, signed, original artwork.
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