Oil Storage Tanks #18, Iris Print
12 x 12
“Oil Storage Tanks if-j 8” is an Iris print on 310 gm William Turner made in 2009
Step 1: Platemaking and Printing
Bevel the edge of a plexiglas plate. Degrease the plate with alcohol. Draw image using black etching ink and various size brushes. Erase unwanted image using turp with paper towels and Q-tips. Clean the edges of plate with paper towels Soak Reeves BFK paper for 5 minutes. Blot paper. Place plate with the drawn image on the bed of an etching press. Lay dampened print paper on top of the plate. Run plate and paper through the press with 3 felt blankets. Let print dry. Clean plate with mineral oil.
Step 2: Computer Imaging
Take a high resolution digital photograph of the monotype printed in Step 1 Load photograph onto a computer. Add color using Photoshop. Print the resulting image with an Iris printer.