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Cyanotypes & Digital Hybrids

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Wuthering Heights

Digital hybrid created from a cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 30cm x 44cm (Print only) £175

‘I guess this piece requires very little introduction; if any at all. Inspired by Emily Brontë’s novel and, in particular, Kate Bush’s acclaimed debut single, I’ve tried to recapture the early days of Cathy and Heathcliff’s romantic relationship.

This piece began life as a digital image drawn almost entirely in Procreate. Yet I felt it lacked something and wondered if creating a Cyanotype from the image might inject some moorland earthiness into it. Unfortunately, doing so made a lot of the text illegible, so I took it back into Procreate and edited it back in, creating a hybrid version: a blending of a digitally painted piece together with a Cyanotype created from it.

Of course, living on the edge of Brontë Country myself with a clear view of those Moors from our home made this image easy to imagine ~ particularly as Ally and I have roamed along them and visited Haworth, where the Brontë Family lived so many times.’

Orange Tree

This piece began life as an iPhone photo taken of ‘the twisted tree’ at the end of our lane. It’s a tree that I’ve photographed so many times in all seasons ~ it has so much character and changes constantly throughout each year. (Print only) £125

The only addition to the original photo is the inclusion of two birds … there was no way I was going to be lucky enough to capture two birds together perched on that stone wall.

Whilst I was very happy with the photo I thought it might make an interesting cyanotype. So, I created a black and white version of the image, inverted it and printed it onto a sheet of acetate. And yes, I thought the finished cyanotype looked really cool.

But not cool enough! So I created a wet cyanotype with the acetate, sprinkling turmeric on the branches to mimic leaves. It looked ok I thought but I felt the need to go further with it. I layered photos of the cyanotype, the unrinsed wet cyanotype and the developed wet cyanotype into Procreate and began to add leaves … orange leaves!

Et voila! ‘Orange Tree’

Life is a Stream

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 22cm x 30cm (Print only) £125

Public Footpath

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 22 cm x 30 cm (Print only) £125

Still got the blues

Original (one only) mixed media image on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, created from a Cyanotype and embellished with gold leaf, 35cm x 47cm (Framed) £325

Parity and balance

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 43cm x 53cm (Framed) £265

A gentle swanning

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 40cm x 54cm (Framed) £265

Sisters

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 32cm x 46cm (Print only) £175

Magnolia

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 30cm x 44cm (Print only) £175

Wild flowers triptych
Wild flowers Triptych

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 33cm x 73cm (Print only) £225

Staithes
Staithes

Original (one only) Cyanotype, 21cm x 30cm (on Hahnemühle Watercolour paper) £225

The Swan on encountering the masculine
The Swan: on encountering the masculine

Digital hybrid created from a Cyanotype. One of a limited edition of five prints, printed on Hahnemühle Rag Paper, 49cm x 40cm (Print only) £175

If you’re unable to find a specific piece of art here or would like to view my whole gallery, visit either my Instagram or Facebook page, identify the title of the image you like and then contact me with the title for more information. In addition to the pieces listed above, all my art is available in three forms: a print only, a mounted print, a mounted and framed print.

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