Cyanotypes by Ashley Tinker
In addition to the Alpilles Oil Paintings, I spent the spring in the studio of the NG Art Residency creating cyanotypes. This is a old photographic process where light-sensitive chemicals are exposed to the sun, therefore creating one of a kind prints. Using thick watercolour paper, I chose the wild flowers that I found in the surrounding fields in Eygalieres including wild peas, poppies, thlaspi, grasses and more as the subject. These works are incredibly detailed because a brush was used to apply the chemicals rather working with already treated paper. The result is an ethereal painterly effect. Somewhere between paintings and photography. That being said, they’re extremely tricky to photograph and it’s difficult to see the detail here.
At the exhibition, 6 were sold and are going to a good home here in Provence. If you’d like your own print, I’m now making them available for sale here on CuriousProvence! They cost 150€ each including shipping and are just a little smaller than A3 (11.7 x 16.5 in). Although it’s hard for me to part with them, in buying one of these artworks you’re supporting my further development as an artist in the Autumn where I hope to return to the studio.
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These are the works that are still available. More will be made this upcoming May!