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Re: Tricolor nr 3

I must say, this is a lovely, charming, lively image. Makes the day begin with some sunshine in these dark times.

On Oct 28, 2008, at 7:04 AM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Thanks, Henk.  I love this photograph (what a wonderful composition).  I also think there's a really interesting quality to monochrome gums; I've done some on unsized Fabriano (one coat), which I really liked.  I saw some monochrome gums in a gallery recently, made by Sookang Kim.  Although the prints appeared as a monochromatic gray, they were done in multiple layers.  I'm not sure, but I'm *guessing* each layer had a slightly different hue to it, though that certainly wasn't obvious in the final print--  so not sure about that-- but just exquisite work.  I was amazed anybody could achieve such a quality with gum. 

On Oct 28, 2008, at 5:31 AM, henk thijs wrote:

Hi Diana,
The first one was the son of my son, the last one the son of my daughter.
Started with bromoil printing (no big negs needed :-), thanks to Judy's PostFactory i made the step to gum.
Mainly monochrome, also as an alternative to cyanotype, like this one :


On 28 okt 2008, at 0:28, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Hi Henk,

I just now had a chance to see this-- what a beautiful photograph and print.  Is this the same grandchild in a print you showed some weeks ago-- that was also a gum?  You've obviously been making gum prints for a while, I'm guessing.  Anyway--  really lovely print and image.  I love that steady gaze into the camera.  Thanks for posting.


On Oct 27, 2008, at 11:11 AM, henk thijs wrote:

.... just love to do 'the real thing' ....