This is the color version of Awakening that I said that I would post in order to demonstrate the difference between the duotone image (below this post) on the cover of Contemporary Impressions and the actual print. The color was created by a blended relief roll onto the plate after the image had been inked as an intaglio. The blend was created with three different inks, two with Cyan (the bottom a bit more intense) and one with Benz Yellow. Each color was further mixed with transparent tint base and Setswell compound. I also added a few drops of linseed oil to the mixture so that the relief roll would not pull up any of the intaglio ink; the intaglio color was stiff and the relief roll was loose. It was important in this printing for the inking combination to have a strong repulsion of each other since the solar plate was not etched very deep. I did not want to lose any detail by having the relief roller pull any contrast from the plate.