Thursday, 26 January 2012

'The Plan'

'The Plan', one-off Silkscreen print, 210X297mm

Having used the same brand of silkscreen ink for ten plus years, I've still yet to come to terms with the fact that their production came to a swift halt two years ago. My denial has felt somewhat appropriate as since their demise became common knowledge, I have never felt so thrifty with its application. The final dregs of a handful of colours are kept for best, set aside for dream jobs & my own printmaking explorations. Meantime, I'm mentally conducting interviews and try-outs for its competitors. Rather frustratingly not much is coming close but a pick and mix of four contenders allowed me to create this new print above. Suddenly excited by its painterly qualities and varying opacities, maybe there's renewed hope after all.