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Fw: congratulations Hamish

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Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: Fw: congratulations Hamish

 Can you get this on the list? Hellena----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: congratulations Hamish

I would just like to say how much I enjoyed seeing Hamish Stewart's gum dichromate prints. There are four very elegant and subtle prints on display as part of a larger show at the UNTITILED GALLERY, 271 Throgmorton St. EC24 2AN in the City. If anyone is free and has easy access to the Corporation area I  suggest you go and see them. They are part of a broader based exhibition and all the work is of a very good quality. It is free. The building is called, in nice wrought iron lettering, The Throgmorton Restaurant, J.Lyons...The gallery is in the basement and the really friendly girls behind the bar will tell you where to go. It is on until the 22nd of November from 11:00 until 6:00.  I am not sure if it is open weekend but there is phone number 020 8374 8536 but it doesn't seem to answer. It is well worth going to see. Hellena
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From: ann clancy
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: spot tone

they went out of business when the founder and owner died.
which doesn't mean they would still be around.
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Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: spot tone

Somewhere down in my cabinet there's a set of spot-tone...

...the set consisted of several types of black; a warm/sepia, an olive, a blue-black and a neutral.  There was a little sheet that gave you a drop-by-drop formula for each brand and type of paper on the market at the time...trouble being that the actual tone of the finished print varied according to a lot of particulars, type of developer being one.

Most of us should be familiar with the various pigments that are used to make black.  Mars Black is the blue-black, Ivory Black is the warm black...not sure what would give the live black but someone may be able to tell us that one...water colors already have gum arabic in them and I'd think about diluting them with distilled water with a drop of Photo-Flo or another wetting agent to help it penetrate the emulsion.  Note that one brand of watercolor, M. Graham, uses a wee bit of honey as a binder in their watercolors and they have a pretty good range of greys and blacks.

Obviously, Spot-Tone went out of business because "...we can always fix it in PHOTOSHOP!"