Tuesday, 7 February 2012

On the bedroom wall

Vivid against the wall whose blue
delivered a similar buzz
to the exhibitions the posters advertise
carborundum prints of Hughie O’ Donoghue
paintings of Prunella Clough


  1. Why is it a 'carborundum print'? Is that what it was etched/carved in to carry the ink? Cos that's tough stuff.

    1. 'carborundum' because he's used carborundum grit - mixed with PVA or acrylic past and stuck to the plate - to carry the ink, as you say, and create areas of tone. Similar to the effect you get with aquatint but far safer/less toxic and wonderful to use. He also makes absolutely huge plates - up to about eight feet high.

  2. Sounds interesting. I never got into 'art' printing but I had a professional interest in the basic principles from my journalist days. I've not seen a good exhibition for a while. MUST find myself a gallery to mooch round in the near future.

  3. BTW... don't worry about ONE blog link. Your other blog is linked on my other blog. (art and writing - I kind of paired them up. :) )