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Drawing trees again 

So its the end of winter , waiting for spring in our new home and garden that has an apple tree down the bottom , which has probably been there as long as the house, on a day when the weather looked chanagable I went out with some big sheets of paper and had a go at drawing the Apple tree, trying to draw loosely , but building up the texture and areas of detail , did a couple of drawings this way happy with them but not sure any of them are perfect. 

I will just have to keep drawing trees ! 

It would be great to hear what you think of them ! 

Thanks for looking

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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.

Paper Bark Birch Part 2

Drypoint with spitbite on copper print 2014

Carrying on from last post, here is reworked print with a layer of tone added with the techniques of sugar lift and Spit-biting .

It is a techniques that  helps create a much more painterly mark. I was pleased with the outcome because of the range of tones I have managed to make.

As I am new to Spit biting I was working without really knowing what I would get at the end, hoping I was leaving acid on long enough, or not too long!