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Re: gum on wood panel

I don't know much about Nikon lenses but probably it's a very fine piece
of glass...

Paper-like behaviour: I think it's a matter of fine tuning the whitening /
glue ratio. Unfortunately there are numerous traditional gesso recipes
circulating in the web; it seems that I will have to find the correct
amounts myself, after some testing... And it's not easy to test because
preparation of wood panel takes considerable time (4 or more layers,
waiting the layers to dry, sanding...) :(

Greetings to all of you,

18 Şubat 2009, Çarşamba, 12:47 am tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
> 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!)
> Keith
> 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