Printing Project: in practice
For anyone who has been following the printing projects, the resulting prints and cards can now be found at the very welcoming and lovely Betty & Friends, Artist Open House, Brighton.
Brighton Artists Open House May 2013: Open for business at Betty & Friends, 20a Springfield Road, Brighton.
Showing my original mixed media landscapes, prints, cards & textiles alongside 5 other artists showing jewellery, woodcuts, textiles and oil paintings. Come and visit us.
Amsterdam February 2013: view from Cafe Prinsen on a freezing day warmed thoroughly by gluhwein and good company. There were a LOT more bikes, but one was all I could cope with…!
Printing Project Part 3 continued….snow inspired mount board print. I took pictures of Preston Park in the last lot of snow and developed this image from one.
This was particularly interesting at design stage as it gives two different effects when printed light on dark or dark on light.
Interested in adding a second colour with this so will work on another block so I have 2 stage print….
Printing Project Part Three - continued. More mount-board printing blocks following the tree theme of last year. Have to say the trees are still looking a little bleak…but perhaps that’s just a winter thing.
New inks and new roller have improved the results considerably. I’ll be experimenting with colour and chine colle before making a proper print run.
After buying new printing books, I am also keen to try out some other print techniques I haven’t used and also return to some I have….and I have a feeling more birds wont be far away….
Printing Project Part Three. Which coincides nicely with the new year…..it also marks a bit of a breakthrough from the creative doldrums I’ve been experiencing.
This is a collagraph made using papers, fabrics and cutting away of the mountboard. It’s provided much needed inspiration for the coming months…I’m feeling warmer already….
Printing Project Part 2: mini owl cards.
After MANY reworkings of my linocut, I finalised my block and with a seasonal star added to the reverse of the card, I’m just in time to do a print run for Christmas….available at my website!
My new website
After MUCH procrastination, I finally published my new website (with this blog embedded) and sent an email to my most patient of friends asking for their feedback, comments and suggestions. Which I certainly got! Thanks all.
The website marks a turning point in what work I am showing off to the world. It allows me to change content as I wish AND gives me a ‘buy now’ facility.
I have more refining to do to the site but am relieved and thrilled to have it out there broadly as I want to be seen…need some better images and a bit of reorganisation, oh, and some new work…!
Printing Project Part Two: next stage in proofing my idea for some seasonal bunting; what I mostly did in the studio yesterday - put the bunting together.
I have also spent more time recutting my mini owl and fern frond Lino prints…so am closer to an official print run before Xmas. Should find its way onto the new website soon.
Printing Project Part Two: mini owl for mini-bunting (of all things!)
A revised diminutive of the original Lino-cut owl, this version is destined for cards and bunting along with some other seasonal autumnal images, before transmuting into winter solstice owl in time for Christmas.
Despite thinking I had seen more forms of bunting than was good for a person, I was unexpectedly inspired by some mini-bunting in a shop in Winchester…just goes to show you can’t be too jaded about anything when it comes to being inspired.