I really enjoyed making this plate and the resulting prints I showed in an earlier blog, so I’ve continued with some colour experimentation.
I’ve moved from the warmer sepia, red and orange/yellow hues into a much cooler set of colours; black, moss green and pthalo blue. The application of micaceous iron oxide, applied to the mountboard prior to the tile adhesive hexagons, has ensured a textural surface which grabs the ink extremely well whilst knocking back the intensity of the hue. Hence the bone black ink has become a softer dark grey.
I’ve also altered the orientation of this print as, in this colourway, it feels more balanced to my eye.