Keeping Art rejections in perspective

Abandoned, NV Route 157 (Roadside Remembrance #1937), solar Cyanotype + Prismacolor, copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale – Perhaps as many artist and photographers do, I will enter calls for art, aka juried art exhibitions, to see if I can obtain some additional interest in my artwork. Most recently, I have been started to submit my recent cyanotype prints... Continue Reading →

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Surf-Rider II, Cyanotype, copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale – Yesterday I wrote that I had worked all of the bugs out of my solar cyanotype printing process and that might ALMOST be the whole truth. That solar cyanotype that I featured was very much on the darker side, a ton of stuff going on in the shadows. After... Continue Reading →

My Cyanotype printing process confirmed

Insomnia, Cyanotype, copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale – Yesterday as I stated in my post, I printed a cyanotype, above, that confirms that I have my solar cyanotype printing process in a predictable amount of control. I liken this to my earlier zone system work when I was trying to have a film exposure-development combination that allowed me... Continue Reading →

Cyanotype + Prismacolor Pencils

Sea Palm I, Prismacolor over cyanotype, copyright 2023 Douglas Stockdale - At the moment, I am waiting for the results of today's solar cyanotype printing to dry-down, as I find the final results for a cyanotype print are not fully revealed until the following day. Something about that dry-down process. This is going to be... Continue Reading →

Wo Zhi KanKan – I am Just Looking

Wo Zhi KanKan (I am Just Looking) (JiaShan, China) Copyright 2023 Douglas Stockdale - Another morning in which I woke up with a list of plans and just like Charlie Brown, I wonder off and find myself working on sometime different. I just can't seem to stay on the reservation. That darn creative muse, eh?... Continue Reading →

2022 – An Interesting Year

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow - copyright Douglas Stockdale At the end of the year, I think it is both a healthy and great way to end one year and indirectly prepare for the next with a recap of the year's accomplishments. So a really quick overview of what has happened in 2022,... Continue Reading →

Digital faux Cyanotypes – playing what-if

Image copyright 2012/2022 Douglas Stockdale - While I continue to tweak my cyanotype printing process concurrent with the overcast and rainy days we are having now in Southern California for the coming week (non-solar printing conditions!), I have time to consider how I want to proceed. Although a digital faux cyanotype is not meant to... Continue Reading →

Searching for Mr. Dmax

Just a quick update on yesterday's article regarding my attempts to find the Dmax (maximum 'black' or dark) for my cyanotype paper with my new acidified water development process. Looking at my 13 minute exposure (Gray card reading 14-2/3), I had thought I had reached the Dmax for the paper/processing combo, except when the print... Continue Reading →

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