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Art Show: Bestiary: Animals in Printmaking

Schley Fish

by Paul Helm

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Art: Schley Fish by Artist Paul Helm
I have several old engravings by Jakobus van der Schley of fish collected on voyages by 18th century mariners such as Capt Cook. I enlarged one of them, cut its shape from a piece of mattboard and then collaged on it various textured materials. Three coats of varnish were then applied. When dry I applied coloured inks with brushes, removed excess ink and then printed the result on dampened Somerset paper.

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Detail of the inked, collaged materials

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Enlargement of the original print

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One of my prints by J V Schley, c1760


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