Show Your Colors / 001


Find this piece at Chrysalis Salon Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin

This piece is a cyanotype monoprint finished with watercolor and cold wax, mounted on 12″x12″x1.5″ cradled birch board and ready to hang. The image is an original artwork that is part of the Show Your Colors series.

Something about me

I’m a multimedia artist whose projects include fine art painting, photography, video production, metalworking and sculpture. Images in this series are based on my original photographs, then composed and adjusted digitally for the cyanotype process, and finally hand printed and painted in a traditional manner — very messy, unpredictable and thoroughly satisfying.

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This piece is an original cyanotype layered with watercolor and finished with cold wax. Even before painting, the hand printing process produces natural variation in images, making each piece unique.

The historic cyanotype process sensitizes the printing surface with a solution of iron salts that is exposed to ultraviolet light, embedding the design into the fibers. After additional layers of color, a final wax finish is worked into the surface, making it unnecessary to display the work behind glass. Cyanotypes prefer a slightly acidic environment and are mounted with pH neutral materials. Slight fading is natural with exposure to bright light; place the piece in darkness for a couple of days to restore the deeper blue tones.


Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 2 in