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Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) anthotype by Émilie Léger

“Dan by the Salem shores” by Émilie Léger
Country : Canada
Parts used: Leaves
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: About 3 hours cloudy (between 8 am and 11 am) – about 30 minutes; sunny (between 11 am and 11:30 am)
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Arches watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) anthotype by Emilie Legerspinach for making anthotypesAmount: About 2 cups for 1 print
Extracted using: Mortar and pestle
Thinner: Vodka
Layers: 3
Used to create image: Positive on OHP paper

Challenges or observations:
Mature spinach was used, and less alcohol was used. Progressive exposure with cloudy weather seems to have worked better with short time full sun exposure, in comparison to other attempts in sun exposure only.

Instagram: @emilie.leger.art
Facebook: ArtEmilieLeger
Website: emilieleger.ca

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