VALOSTA – erikoistumisopintojen lopputyĂ¶nĂ¤yttely Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulun Kuvataiteen galleriassa, Paasikivenkatu 24, KankaanpĂ¤Ă¤, 9.2. – 3.3.2009, avoinna arkisin klo 9 – 16. Avajaiset 6.2. klo 18. NĂ¤yttelyn lehdistĂ¶kuvia ladattavissa tĂ¤Ă¤ltĂ¤.
VALOSTA – an exhibition by students of specialization studies, February 9 to March 3, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Gallery of Fine Art KankaanpĂ¤Ă¤, Finland.
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The students of Fine Art specialization studies were showing their work at the “VALOSTA” exhibition. Here are some pictures of their exhibition opening.
Some testing with pigment saturation and tone range for tri-color gum printing. The aim is to print in “full color”* with only three separation negatives, using CMY (cyan-magenta-yellow) pigments, without the K (black) component normally used in commercial color separations. I am trying to create black by mixing from the three color layers. I will use cyanotype as the bottom layer, diluted with water to balance it better with the other colors.
Once the pigments and their strength are chosen, and a working correction curve created for each separated negative (e.g. by ChartThrob script), they can be tested by printing all CMY colors on top of each other. If the pigments were chosen succesfully and the negatives curved properly, the result should be, more or less, a gray balanced image.
*A gum printer’s “full color” doesn’t necessarily look like properly balanced color photograph (if it did, why bother gum printing at all), rather it is his/her interpretation of subject colors, and can vary quite a lot, depending on pigments chosen. That said, also naturally balanced, very realistic “photographic” colors are possible to achieve.