Turn of the Tide by Helen Boden
Etching / Engraving on Paper, Subject: Landscapes, sea and sky, Abstract style, From a limited edition of 10, Signed and numbered on the front, Size: 58 x 57.5 cm (unframed) / 44.5 x 44.5 cm (actual image size), Materials: photopolymer plates and screenprint with printmaking inks paper on Somerset printmaking paper
This image makes a spiral around the composition. The textures are like weathered washed shells in a rich indigo blue and the smooth screen-print blend has a change of autumn light. There is a pivot point at the rule of third to balance the composition. The images started off as an ink drawing onto film which was then exposed to a light sensitive polymer plate. After printing the edition, I set about screen-printing on top with the blend and the shadow. It is good to stop and think before you plunge ahead with certain preconceived ideas and I am glad I did.