Ross Loveday Print - Hold The Line
Ross Loveday Print - Hold The Line
Ross Loveday Painting Waiting and Waiting
Ross Loveday Painting Waiting and Waiting
Ross Loveday Painting Landed
Ross Loveday Painting Landed
Ross Loveday Painting Landed
Ross Loveday Painting Landed
Ross Loveday Print - Ebb and Flow
Ross Loveday Print - Blue
Ross Loveday Print - Blue
Ross Loveday Print - River
Ross Loveday Print - Darkness II
Ross Loveday Painting Flight
Ross Loveday Painting Azure
Ross Loveday Painting Indian Summer
Ross Loveday Painting Audience
Ross Loveday Print - Burnt Fen
Ross Loveday Print - Life Lines
Ross Loveday Print - Red Earth
Ross Loveday Print - Autumn
Ross Loveday Print - Breakwater
Ross Loveday Print - Aureole
Ross Loveday Print - Prologue
Ross Loveday Print - Points of Contact
Ross Loveday Print - Dark Shadows
Ross Loveday Print - North Bank
Ross Loveday Print - Passage
Ross Loveday Painting Escape
prints

In drypoint and carborundum printmaking, the areas in the plate which are to hold ink are covered with a mixture of carborundum – a gritty sand-like substance – and glue. When dry that area retains ink and gives a rich velvety surface which can be drawn into or disturbed. The artist can also draw directly into the plate using a sharp pointed steel tool which leaves a mark but also pushes up a furrow, similar to ploughing. When the plate is inked and wiped, both the inscribed mark and the furrow hold the ink, printing as a thick, soft line.

Carborundum is a technique where a mix of acrylic binders and carborundum grit are painted on to the surface of a plate and then inked as a intaglio plate. Its raised texture typically gives a deep tone, rich colour and strong emboss into the paper. It is a extremely versatile and very painterly, creating a rich printed imagery. I believe it is the closest a printmaker can get to painting and offers great scope for sculptural and graphic treatments. The grit is available in several grades – fine, medium and coarse – each giving different effects.

Drypoint is an intaglio technique where the image is drawn directly into the plate using a sharp drypoint tool. The resuilting incised line has ridges of metal either side giving the characteristic rich blurred line.

Hold The Line
576cm x 111cm
Unique

I prefer to print small editions of usually no more than 20, especially if I’m using a large image. All of the prints may be slightly different depending on the pressure of the press.

Untitled
52cm x 46cm
Edition of 10
Return
42cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
Return Again
48cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
Troubled Water
60cm x 45cm
Edition of 3
Felugia
54cm x 59cm
Edition of 3
Rain Red
54cm x 70cm
Edition of 3
Coastlines
57cm x 38cm
Edition of 20
Ebb and Flow
111cm x 76cm
Edition of 3
Rhythm of the Heat
76cm x 56cm
Edition of 10
Blue
31cm x 31cm
Unique
River
42cm x 40cm
Unique
Darkness II
56cm x 56cm
Unique
Flight
56cm x 70cm
Edition of 10
Azure
42cm x 55cm
Unique
Indian Summer
32cm x 38cm
Unique
Audience
24cm x 38cm
Unique
Burnt Fen
43cm x 43cm
Edition of 20
Life Lines
24cm x 24cm
Edition of 25
Red Earth
43cm x 43cm
Edition of 10
Autumn
55cm x 55cm
Edition of 10
Breakwater
21cm x 21cm
Edition of 18
Aureole
49cm x 50cm
Edition of 10
Prologue
56cm x 56cm
Edition of 5
Points of Contact
30cm x 30cm
Edition of 20
Dark Shadows
55cm x 55cm
Edition of 5
North Bank
33cm x 33cm
Edition of 16
Passage
56cm x 56cm
Edition of 5
Rage III
41cm x 31cm
One off

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