Ficus carica - Black Fig

 

 

The Greek Island of Cephalonia provided the reference material for this popular fruiting tree. Once again made out of two plates, the first is inked in six colours including the crimson of the fruit flesh. The second offset plate is inked in a deep purple/black which is blended with green on the upper unripened fruits. With registration a critical factor, the print is re-pulled through the intaglio press. Hand colouring of the honey dew nectar is completed once the print is dry.