Weekends really need to be longer, as I try to stuff so much into them, especially art, and this weekend has been no different.
Salmon prepped with ink and my hand to show scale
I've finally pulled out a very large salmon to print. This salmon is about 3 feet long and weighs approximately 15lbs. It was a donation luckily, otherwise it may have broken the bank to purchase a fish that big. With large fish there are challenges, mostly of where to thaw it, clean it and print it. The bathtub worked for the first two and I have a 4 foot folding table that works perfectly for printing and wet mounting.
Salmon print hung to dry. This sheet of unryu paper is 25" x 37"
I've done a number of prints of the whole fish as well as front and rear halves. Finding places to hang them to dry is my current problem. I will set up a line in another room where I can peg prints while they dry. The oil based inks take several days to cure completely before I can start adding the eye or any other colour.