Event Title

Arches Oil Paper/Etching print Research

Mentor 1

Max White

Location

Fireside Lounge

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:20 PM

Description

Oil painting and Intaglio printmaking are two traditional mediums that have existed side by side separately for many years. What I was hoping to do is bring the two together. The only problem with this is the nature of oil paint and the quality of paper required for Intaglio Print making. To make an Intaglio print the paper must first be soaked in water. This conflicts with oil painting because paper must be primed with gesso before one can apply paint. This makes the paper useless in an Intaglio print setting. Once primed the surface becomes hard and brittle making it not susceptible to the printing process. Recently however a paper made by Arches allows one to paint on it without priming the surface, which would allow for one to print on that paper and then paint over the print as well with oil paints. I have tested the soaking qualities and printing qualities of the paper, which have proven to be successful. I have determined that after the paper has been soaked and printed on I can still apply oil paint without it affecting the quality of the paper itself. With these results I have moved forward into experimenting how the line of the print can be utilized with the stroke of the paint. This is a process that I plan to work on for the span of my artistic career and on I hope to share with others throughout the world.

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Apr 24th, 1:20 PM

Arches Oil Paper/Etching print Research

Fireside Lounge

Oil painting and Intaglio printmaking are two traditional mediums that have existed side by side separately for many years. What I was hoping to do is bring the two together. The only problem with this is the nature of oil paint and the quality of paper required for Intaglio Print making. To make an Intaglio print the paper must first be soaked in water. This conflicts with oil painting because paper must be primed with gesso before one can apply paint. This makes the paper useless in an Intaglio print setting. Once primed the surface becomes hard and brittle making it not susceptible to the printing process. Recently however a paper made by Arches allows one to paint on it without priming the surface, which would allow for one to print on that paper and then paint over the print as well with oil paints. I have tested the soaking qualities and printing qualities of the paper, which have proven to be successful. I have determined that after the paper has been soaked and printed on I can still apply oil paint without it affecting the quality of the paper itself. With these results I have moved forward into experimenting how the line of the print can be utilized with the stroke of the paint. This is a process that I plan to work on for the span of my artistic career and on I hope to share with others throughout the world.