Mary Donato's photos

Seaweed #1

13 Oct 2016 85
Gum bichromate/cyanotype

Iceland botanical #1

13 Oct 2016 69
Gum bichromate/cyanotype

Mushrooms

03 Aug 2015 1 150
Photointaglio print made at a workshop with Don Messec (makingartsafely.com) last week in Santa Fe. Highly recommended! Direct-to-plate method developed by Don using the new Solarplate. Image size 8x12in on 11x15" Revere silk paper. Akua carbon black ink.

Strange planet

03 Aug 2015 2 134
Photointaglio print made at a workshop with Don Messec (makingartsafely.com) last week in Santa Fe. Highly recommended! Direct-to-plate method developed by Don using the new Solarplate. Image size 8x10" on 11x15" Revere silk paper. Akua carbon black ink. Original image was a digital infrared photo.

pris

06 Sep 2011 161
She's a bit blue, I'm afraid... I'm happy to report that, in spite of her skin tone, this mannequin is alive and well at the Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store on Main St in Boise, and lookin' stylish. Gum over cyanotype, 7in x 7in.

mannequin 4

05 Sep 2011 165
Gum over cyanotype, 7in x 7in.

mannequin 3

03 Sep 2011 177
Another lost soul. Gum over cyanotype, 7in x 7in. from iPhone Hipstamatic photo.

mannequin 1

31 Aug 2011 147
While prowling my local thrift stores I came across some remarkable mannequins. I thought they were unusually beautiful and lifelike. Over a few days, I photographed them with my iPhone (hipstamatic), and then suddenly they disappeared. I don't know what became of them but now I miss them. Maybe they were visitors from another dimension. Gum over cyanotype, about 7in x 7in on 11x15" Fabriano paper.

mannequin 2

31 Aug 2011 165
While prowling my local thrift stores I came across some remarkable mannequins. I thought they were unusually beautiful and lifelike. Over a few days, I photographed them with my iPhone (hipstamatic), and then suddenly they disappeared. I don't know what became of them but now I miss them. Maybe they were visitors from another dimension. Gum over cyanotype, about 7in x 7in on 11x15" Fabriano paper.

hula hoops

30 Jul 2011 166
Gum bichromate over cyanotype.

shady stoop

29 Jul 2011 149
Gum over cyanotype, with an extra blue gum layer on top. Wish I had cropped out that bright spot on the upper right corner :(

sit a spell

29 Jul 2011 145
It's hot, but not as hot as it could be, and not nearly as hot as it's been other places this summer. Good time to sit in the shade...

stoop with topiary

16 May 2011 127
Couldn't resist printing this. Gum over cyanotype. Digital capture; approx. 7inx10in.

tree and stoop

03 Apr 2011 138
Gum bichromate over cyanotype on Fabriano Artistico soft press paper. Digital capture. Using an idea from nausk! for masking margins. Image size approx. 7inx10.5in.

crumbling stoop

01 Apr 2011 162
Gum bichromate over cyanotype. An earlier version never looked right to me, but I'm pleased with this one (especially without the borders). Two gum layers, Ni azo yellow and quin. rose. The cyanotype was too dark (overexposed), so first I bleached it briefly in a dilute washing soda solution to lighten the shadow areas. That worked well, but required careful attention not to lose too much!

duotone stoop

30 Mar 2011 214
Gum over cyanotype. A nice dense cyanotype layer with one coat of (edit) burnt umber gum bichromate. FA hot press paper. Another one that's been stewing in a drawer since January.

duplex 1

28 Mar 2011 121
Twice as much fun!? 3-color gum bichromate using PB15:3 (Maimeri "cyan"), PY150 (Ni azo yellow), and PV19 (quin rose). A bit of color balance trouble lately...the gum gods are looking the other way.

duplex 2

28 Mar 2011 122
Gum over cyanotype using PY150, PV19, and a final blue layer of PB15:3 (phthalo blue, red shade). Printed a few months ago and "maturing" in a drawer....

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