Cyanotype Moonscapes February 2023

I wondered whether I could create some moonscapes using last years sketches and the cyanotype process with mixed media.

Starting with white oil pastel I went out into my garden on a sunny day and tried to follow my sketches onto sheets of white hand made paper.  This meant I could not really see the exact marks I had made.  I then used a wet cyanotype process in the sky area and painted some cyanotype in other areas with a brush.  

Once this was dry after a few days I used various mixed media to create other effects and textures on the paintings back in the studio. 

As with any experiments there were some successes and some failures. I love this game of chance with mixed media. The four images featured here I felt worked well.

St Ives Harbour and Scafell Pike are both large 69cm x 101cm 

St Micheals Mount and Penzance are 41cm x 51cm 

 

 

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