When the Boat Comes in.is a multilayered made by gelprinting. The title comes from a traditional English folk song, originating in North East England, the words supposedly written by William Watson around 1826. I applied it because the fish like striped shapes in the image reminded me fish in crates, freshly landed in North Shields.
The image is printed in ultramarine on blue paper. It is about 8" x 6" (18cm x 13cm) and has been mounted, using acid free mount board, to fit a frame size 10" x 8" (about 25cxm x 20cm). It has been signed and dated on the image.
Gel printing uses a synthetic gelatin plate to which paints or inks are applied. They can be drawn into or otherwise textured. Paint can be applied with rollers or brushes using stencils or masks. The process lends itself to multiple layers enabling the production of complex prints without the need for a press.
It is also possible to incorporate elements of found images by transfer from the original as is the case here.
Any frame shown is for illustration only and is not included in the price. The frame and mount shown have been software generated.
The price is for the physical image only. I reserve all reproduction rights. In particular, although it is not my practice to make reproductions of my own work, this image may be used in whole or in part on other products such as notecards, mugs or apparel.
Gel printing uses a synthetic gelatin plate to which paints or inks are applied. They can be drawn into or otherwise textured in various ways. Paint can be applied with rollers or brushes using stencils or masks. The process lends itself to multiple layers enabling the production of complex prints without the need for a press. It allows me to work sitting at a table without any complex equipment, but is still capable of producing sophisticated imagery. I now use the process in its own right and not as a substitute for other media.
First verse of the song:
Come here, my little Jacky
Now I've smoked my backey
Let's have a bit crackey
Till the boat comes in
Dance to thy daddy, sing to thy mammy,
Dance to thy daddy, to thy mammy sing;
Thou shalt have a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shalt have a fishy when the boat comes in.
Backey or Baccy is Tobacco, Crackey or Crack is chat, as in the Irish craic.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Ian Bertram ~ artist within 5 days of receiving payment.
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