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
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 and detail
Leaning Down and detail
Oriental Plane and detail
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 …
……………………………………………………………………………………………..what do you think?
Have I mentioned I love trees?
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.
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!
I am finding myself enjoying dry point marks much more than normal etching marks on copper, this was a little trial to see how pressure effects the line quality, and I quite liked the outcome, and I could work into it more perhaps adding tone, what do you think?
a busy day! three small paintings from new photos (pinned to board),
and then made compositions from leaves from the autumn,
I covered them in wax for protection and aesthetics
Larger Painting , acrylic on brown paper approx a4
smaller one, acrylic on brown paper, about a5
Here are a few more of my favourite photos from winter trip to Westonbirt arboretum, which I shall be working from shortly!
(all photos copyright of Alison Sloggett)