Printmaking – Tactile, Handmade and Very Low Tech

Bound to Follow Drypoint Print by Shana James $270 unframed available on Artfinder
Bound to Follow Drypoint Print by Shana James $270 unframed available on Artfinder

No sooner had I uploaded the rest of my images to artfinder(see my pictures on artfinder here https://www.artfinder.com/shana-james), I got a text to say I had made another sale. I have been really impressed with their system. I get a text straight away when someone buys something, I go to my email and can print out a packing order with their address a pic of the image I have sold, the buyers phone number so I can contact them straight away if there are any problems. The piece I sold again is “The Chimes at Midnight” pictured below same one that sold earlier this week, it is editioned to 20 hand made prints. It will be flying off to Sydney today as an express post Christmas present.
For many readers this system wont seem so interesting, but for me working in my studio on a low tech, but elegant etching press;
The Chimes at Midnight Drypoint by Shana James
The Chimes at Midnight Drypoint by Shana James $280 unframed editioned to 20

which is essentially the same technology used in medieval times to print the bible or by Rembrant (or more likely one of his apprentices) to make etchings. I find the technology extraordinary.
If you would like to read more about the ideas behind the 2 drypoint images picture here click on this link
Now back to my pencil and paper (about as immediate and low tech as you can get!)  I am designing a linocut for a boutique cheese maker in the Yarra Valley who wants me to make an image for a cheese label. And dont forget to check me out on Artfinder https://www.artfinder.com/shana-james