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Re: Keith's gum prints on wood panels

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  • Subject: Re: Keith's gum prints on wood panels
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:30:50 -0600
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Thanks Katherine!

Yes, the work looks very nice displayed without any frame and it is a
major load off of my mind that I don't have to hassle with all of
those post-printing tasks.  Also, I find that the works tend to play
off of each other very nicely when hung closely together in groupings.

I loved working with Masa, but as I had problems with putting on many
layers, I had to depend heavily upon a base coat of cyanotype to give
the prints density.  Switching to wood has given me the freedom to use
other blue pigments, or to omit the blue altogether.

I appreciate your comments regarding how the portfolio appears
coherent and integrated.  This is timely commentary, because recently
I have begun printing many of these works - color and monochome - as
three-color gums all with the same pallette.  THIS is on the advise of
others who think it ought to look MORE even!

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com> wrote:
> I've just switched computers and can't refer back to that thread since it's
> on another computer, but I followed that thread with interest and wanted to
> comment again on how much I like this work.  I think I like these on wood
> even better than the previous group on masa.  I love how the color and
> monochrome pieces work together and create a body of work that's coherent
> and integrated but at the same time varied enough to remain interesting and
> engaging throughout.  Excellent work.
> I don't know if you have shown these, but one of the advantages of this way
> of working would seem to me that they could be hung without matting or
> framing.  Are you planning to present it that way?
> Katharine