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What To Do With A Blank Bit Of Copper And A Small Amount Of Time.

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mono-print.

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Alchemy Show

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If anyone is in the Stroud area around the 8th of March and beyond, you should go see this show, free entry and loads of examples of the different printmaking techniques out there.

There is more to prints than the inkjet  😉

Thanks for looking!

New Work! Yay!

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The research…

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Drawing on the smoked copper plates…

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One of the completed drawings on the plate, and painted with stop out to prevent foul biting

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After being in the acid, and the ground wiped off…

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First proof of the plate, (the plate being 5 x 6 cm).

as you might have gathered from above, Bumblebees are my subject for this series of plates!

Sunday afternooning

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Screen Printing on Fabric, and mono printing using a small etching press

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Simple Screen printing using paper stencil to make a repeat pattern

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Used wiping, cotton buds, and plant material, and taking a second print so sometimes got a positive and negative, when using things like plant bits.

 

I was invited to attend a little gathering at the Print co operative I recently joined, to meet with some of the other new members. Tea ,chatting and a bit of print making, jolly good Sunday afternoon I think !

Final Print Images

These are the three final prints I put up in the  my degree show

( well versions of them, they vary slightly),

these are just printed cleanly without too much added.

 I shall upload images of the slightly different versions, and hopefully with links to my etsy shop where you can purchase your very own copy!  Soooon!

Carved Upwards

Carved Upwards detail

Carved Upwards and detail

Leaning Down

Leaning Down detail

Leaning Down and detail

Oriental Plane

Oriental Plane detail

Oriental Plane and detail

Sneak peek of my work up in UWE degree show..

Degree show

So three years of Thursdays are soon at an end, culminating in the Degree Show!

Here are my three pieces up  on the wall, if you find yourself in Bristol from the 7th of June to the  12th   do come have a look the  Show !

I Shall post more photos later …

 

Ongoing Etches

Copper plate in process, #2

Detail of proof of #2 plate

 

This is a detail of one of three (soon to be four) large copper plates ( about A2 size) that I am working on at the moment, and the first proof of it after  etching  to add more lines. they are going well if slowly!

I have tried to exaggerate the perspectives of the trees to emphasise  some of the extraordinary shapes  they make, and have been using a new process for me, sugar lift then spit biting.

Ink Drawing Workshop

I have been asked to do a Workshop for a local art group near Bristol, (Yay!) the first half will be about Drawing in ink, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a go first..

P1110577I gathered a few objects, as a still life is as good as any way to practice your drawing skills, and tried to use different techniques to draw them . Image above first attempt.

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P1110602I had another go simplifying what I drew and really aiming for a layering of techniques, but trying to keep it bold shapes, with the little samples to the side . What do you all think? good examples of using inks qualities or not?