Aug 2012

The Red Palace

Some scans from the early states of a copper plate etching (15x10cm) of a striking building known fondly to some as the ‘Red Palace’.
Built originally for industrial production in 1895/6 in red brick and teracotta, the iconic tower housed the office space whist the workshop area ran the length of the building.
Towards the end of the twentieth century, part of the building was used as a restaurant. Its current physical condition has been described as vulnerable.

The first state proof after a hard ground line etch

Scan 12

Second state proof after some soft ground tonal etching and before some further refinement via scraping and burnishing
Scan 11

Some further variations using combinations of Intaglio Printmaker oil based etching inks - Sepia, Burnt Umber and Shop Mix Bone Black - and Graphic Chemical Paynes Grey on Fabriano Rosaspina (Bianco & Avorio) and Hahnemuhle Etching (Natural)



Scan 20

Scan 21

Further work to make on depicting the terracotta colour of the building and coloured sky.