Alchemy Exhibtion

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James Ferguson ,’Insight 1′, Etching
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Beth Jenkins, woodcut. Fran Christian, letterpress and collograph.
Wendy Rhodes, Etching and aquatint

 

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Here are some pictures from the Alchemy exhibition in Stroud that a piece of mine was in this April.

Members of the printmaking co-op I am part of, hung a lovely show with an eclectic mix of work from some talented printmakers .

any questions please ask!

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 !

Blue Or No Blue?

#1 with blue #1

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

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

How to Solve a Problem like Persian Ironwood..

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These are two prints of the same etching, which was a drawing of a Persian Ironwood tree (Parrotia persica)  I did while at Westonbirt.
I kept seeing these trees while I was there and going up to them and wondering what they were, and soon realised most of the time the small tangled tree with reddish branches in question was Persian Ironwood.
I loved the name, sounded exotic and always sent images off in my brain of warmer places, which was nice in the snow.
I decided to draw it onto an etching plate, but the problem was all the branches! they don’t seem to grow in any ordered way at all, so i did not try to sit there and untangle the branches before my eyes, I just drew what my eyes made out from the tangle. The first print is just as it is , the second on the right I left a bit more ink on the plate, and then rubbed it off where some of the branches were.

Persian Ironwood