27. Jun, 2020

An Interesting Comparison

This is an interesting comparison of liquidambar leaves printed about a month apart. I tried to keep as much as possible constant and the light falling on the left hand side makes that print seem to have a lighter background but in effect they are almost the same. I suspect the left hand print provided more colour transfer from the leaves whereas the right hand has responded more to the tannin (perhaps) in the leaves used. The left hand print has the reverse side of the leaf down at the top and the surface of the leaf down at the bottom. Taking time to examine these instances means I hope I will have more control when I come to actually printing. the leaves I have gathered and frozen will probably need to be month specific labelled going forward whereas at the moment they are just frozen in plastic zip lock bags according primarily to leaf species