Thursday, 22 March 2012

Barbara Gunter Jones


I went to a talk last week by Barbara Gunter Jones. She told us about her work with  blueprint photograms. Barbara works with a technique called cyanotype which was invented in 1843. She coats paper or fabric with a light sensitive solution and exposes a contact print of plants directly onto the surface in sunlight to create a unique photogram. The photogram can then be toned to give it an aged effect, over printed with a lino cut print and details can be hand-painted or stitched. She works from a studio in the Chiltern hills in Hertfordshire, England and uses plants gathered from the surrounding woodland. Barbara's work is beautiful, I was so inspired by her use of colour and simple compositions. To see more of her great work follow this link here  and here for her shop.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

This process looks so interesting, im definitley going to explore more!x

ric-rac said...

Hi Rebbecca, yes it's fascinating. Barbara does workshops too so I may look into doing one of those. Have a good weekend. Sx

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