Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So Many Options

I've had a hard time settling on an image for an upcoming exhibition that requires an edition of small 5" X 7" prints. Working small can be problematic and I just couldn't make up my mind as I tried out different options. Having spent last week working on images and making ImagOn plates, today was dedicated to proofing, figuring out exposure times, and experimentation. However, no matter what I did, I just wasn't satisfied with any of the prints; they just didn't seem right in a small format. At this point, I'll use these proofs as inspiration material for larger works.

I had one final plate left and even though I was ready to clean up and call it a day I decided to pull one last proof. I was glad I took the time because I ended up with an print I'm really happy with and the subject works well as a small image. Even though it measures only 5 X 7 inches, it doesn't feel small. I also like the way it looks in black and white, which will work well with the colored thread I intend to add to the print. I'll tweak the image tomorrow, pull a few more proofs and then hopefully I'll be ready to edition.

1 comment:

  1. Working small drives me crazy! Glad I'm not the only one. Lots of great possibilities in your experiments, and you came out with a strong image. You're right, it doesn't look small at all.