This print is one of three made from drawings on a train journey between Calais and Lyon this June. The Eurostar train moves along at around 180-190 mph. The view is fleeting but so are the notes played in a piece of music. A view from a train is a lovely way of absorbing the rhythm and flow of the lands and skies one passes through.
The three prints made from this journey are part of a continuing 'view from a train' series. Others are planned and I hope to be able to add to the series as chance allows.
This print is pulled from an engraving cut out of a sheet of rubber, and is a variation of letterpress printing. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the remaining rubber is rolled up with ink and pressed to paper. The total number of prints in this case is closed at five and the printing plate discarded.
The print comprises oil-based black ink on high quality acid free paper and should present no keeping difficulties. The image measures 5x6¼ inches on a 10x12 inch sheet and will fit straight into a standard 10x12 inch frame.
black oil-based printing ink, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm