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!

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Commissioned Painting

Whoopi Final Painting, 2014

Here is a painting that I was commissioned to do for a Christmas present!

I worked from two different photos, one for the landscape, the other for the subject, Whoopi. I used oil on canvas the size is about 30 x 40 cm.

It was challenging to paint a black dog, but still have all the detail and shadows. Building up the layers of colours and brush marks, with different washes and layers of paint was how I went about this.

It would be great to hear what you 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

Blue Or No Blue?

#1 with blue #1

hhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………..what do you think?

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.