In my studio: Sunny December Cyanotypes

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I've taken advantage of this un-seasonably warm Omaha weather to start another mini-series of cyanotypes. The yupo paper had been prepped a few months ago and showed signs of being exposed already so i knew right away that I would be going over the prints with paint. 

 Sunny December Cyanotype || Rachel Loewens Fine Art

 Sunny December Cyanotypes || Rachel Loewens Fine Art

 Sunny December Cyanotypes || Rachel Loewens Fine Art

I employed an evergreen tree branch cut off from the bottom of my mother-in-law's Christmas tree for both the sun-print and acrylic paint layers. By keeping to a simple color palette, I was able to let the shape of the branch really shine!



 Sunny December Cyanotypes || Rachel Loewens Fine Art
 Sunny December Cyanotypes || Rachel Loewens Fine Art
 Sunny December Cyanotypes || Rachel Loewens Fine Art

I love how the branch keeps a record of the different colors I use along the way. It moves from being just a mark-making tool to a timeline of my process. 


 
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