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Re: gum on wood panel

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:47:03 -0600
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Hi Loris and Elif!

Yes, its a recent shot from my Dancer series - taken about a month ago
with my newly-acquired Nikkor 105 f4 Macro, which I love.  I'm using
cheapo acrylic gesso with powdered pumice and it behaves very much
like paper.  But you are correct about the sharpness issue.  I cannot
get tight contact with glass because of the imperfections on the
surface and the irregularities on the edges.  Making the pictures big
seems to even things out and make the soft spots less noticeable.

Thanks for the comments.  (Elif, we still need to see more of your work!)


2009/2/17 Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name>:
> Whoaw! Beatiful print Keith. Congrats! Is that a recent picture of Jack?
> I'd say that he grows up pretty quickly... :) I agree, don't risk to mess
> it up -> it's perfect as it is. Kudos again! (That comes from Elif too...
> She loved it!)
> Is that ordinary acrylic gesso or traditional (w/rabbit skin glue) gesso?
> I plan to try rabbit skin gesso (+ CaCO3/TiO2 mixture as whitening) on
> rigid media soon -> my only problem is sharpness; I can't get enough
> sharpness w/ just laying a thick piece of glass on top of the panel and
> negative... :(
> Best regards,
> Loris.
> 17 Şubat 2009, Salı, 7:54 pm tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
>> I made this Valentine's Day present for my wife on Saturday.  It is a
>> picture of our son, a four layer gum print on 16x24 inch wood panel.
>> It is still just a tad too low in dmax, but out of fear I might mess
>> it up with another layer, I'm  going to leave it as-is.  In the
>> corners you can see the pinpricks that I used to register the paper
>> negatives.
>> big:  http://www.gumprint.com/jackgum.jpg
>> small:  http://www.gumprint.com/jackgumsmall.jpg