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. I used thick watercolour paper and 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 a 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 plus 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: