It's a dreich day here, so i'm inside printing off some more of the limited edition run of my Duke of Wellington Equestrian Statue oil painting.
I'm doing three sizes, and strictly limited to 100 of each size, on Hahnemuehle Fine Art Baryta Satin paper. The paper is a nice heavy 300 gsm and feels substantial to the touch. I would say it's a warm white, and really suits the subject piece, of the smooth, yet weathered statue.
It's a curious thing, but to my eyes the statue, although painted in pure greyscale, from white to black, seems to give off a slight bluish tint. In renaissance art funnily enough they used a mixture of white and black to give the impression of the colour blue - have a peek next time you're in an art gallery and you'll see what I mean. Art historians say that it's because blue as a colour was prohibitively expensive for a lot of artists back then.
I leave a white border around the image to help when it comes to having them framed and matted.
As the paper is Satin on the front then I sign on the back in pencil, and each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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Have a fantastic and creative weekend.
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.