Lemon Sole, Lychee On Salt - Original Gyotaku Monoprint
Original Gyotaku monoprint Gyo = Fish, Taku = rubbing or impression in Japanese.
Hand printed and hand painted onto handmade paper using a real fish. Using fish from Stevenson’s of Newlyn, local fishermen from Mevagissey or the Helford River. The papers are bright and colourful. I give the paper's colour food associated names; Wrasse on lemon, on raspberry, on oyster, on lime, on redcurrant etc. If there are multiple prints of the same fish but they are painted different colours these are also named in the same way. Every piece is hand printed using acrylic paint and then fins, eyes and highlights are painted using gouache. Each Gyotaku is a unique, original artwork.
- Visible Image (Fish) 36cm x 20cm, paper 44cm x 28cm
- Mount 60cm x 45cm