When in isolation…….make prints

My husband and I have decided to self-isolate for 30 days. We both have compromised immune systems. We will only go out for absolutely necessary appointments. So, what to do for 30 days? MAKE PRINTS!

Luckily I have a lot of Arches Paltine paper and chemicals to make salt, platinum, VanDyke and cyanotype prints. If I run out I can order through the mail. This week I’ve made more salt prints. I’m loving the art of contact printing . I’m still learning, but so far I’m pretty happy with my results.


Slippery Eels_Whitechapel_London


art installation at Blicking Hall_Norwich


walking to Haddon Hall


tree line and stone wall_on my way to Haddon


a farm on the hill behind Bakewell, England


Oxford Architecture

I’m thinking of experimenting on my failures with water colors . For now I continue to make more negatives and print.

If you are stuck inside because of this virus that is attacking the world,  why not try something new or keep perfecting something you like doing…..with art. We will get through this pandemic and be back out in the world soon. I have another trip planned to England so we must all get well. Take care of yourselves, family and friends.

(all these photos were taken in England and printed in my home darkroom)

About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me. I use both digital and film cameras.
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