Babe ABC table

 

We as a group had a good weekend at Babe, back at the start of April now!  We had a lot of people looking , had a few sales, showed a lot of books, and was great to look around at all the other stalls ( which I didn’t take pictures of as was quite busy)

and here are some bit blurry photos of our table!

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We had a lot of small books going on

have a good weekend !

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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!

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 !

Altered Books Project

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Part of an ongoing project with the Artists book club that I am a member of , we are altering books then handing them back in for someone else to continue altering.

This was a copy of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , which I thought would look nice with ink liberally splattered, as I was applying it, it made some of these rather pleasing images  …

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Two Mornings Drawing With The Lovely People At The Cameron Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol…

 As I mentioned in a previous post, I was to do a workshop starting with Ink Drawing , here are a few pictures of some of the work going on from the ink drawing,  to the next week, where we had a go at lino and/or mono printing with linseed oil , oil pastels and oil paint.Ink Drawing Workshop

Ink Drawing Workshop

I had taken a range of object as possible Drawing inspiration, everyone just got on and drew something with gusto, it was great !

Lino and Mono printing Workshop 

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

The next week  produced some lovely prints in quite a short time, 2  hours!

It was a lovely experience to go and share some techniques with  them, I had a  great time, hope they did too.

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?