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?
(Phew! What a mouthful!)
apart from the really hard to remember title of this exhibition it was really good a lot of really interesting and well observed reportage style drawings crammed onto a few walls of space at the Campus of my university. Saw it last week, so early February .
not sure if there is anything else on the web about this show, but worth a Google about the artist Topolski if you have never heard of him before. (like I hadn’t)
my most recent trip to the arboretum was on a lovely sunny day just after Christmas, whilst there I was trying to capture the trees from perspectives I hadn’t before, here is one of the better ones
Here is the completed print from the previous post, of the butterflies.
Called ‘Summer time’ as their little bodies are the remains and reminders of summertime, much too fragile for the winter !
Here is an etching I have been working on recently, drawing from little bodies of butterflies that I have collected, but don’t worry !! I only pick up ones I find dead, if that’s not to gross 😀
here is one shot of my show i did in july/august
more images coming soon!
I am Working on this very large piece, for my Westonbirt exhibition.
It will be made up of lots of little drawings that I gathered from visitors to westonbirt in a week in April.
I asked them to draw their favourite part of the tree or a part they found interesting.
Now I am going to put them all together hopefully to make a whole tree out of the parts they have drawn.
These are some images of the first stages, I wanted a bit of colour in there so the background will be inked in the shape of a tree, the pics above are some of the details of the ink, which I have been letting do its own thing up to a point, to create interesting marks and layers !