Thursday, November 30, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
This is a small collagraph plate that I made recently. It's approx 5" x 5" and made from cardboard mat board. I have not printed from it yet but will get around to it soon. It has been coated with several coats of Shellac for protection.
I recently bought a small portable printing press after my original press was damaged some years ago. The new press which is actually a die-cutting machine but can be used for printmaking. I have already printed a small linocut on this machine and the quality of the print was very good. It's the Xcut Xpress.
This is an old pattern of lilies that I had from printmaking years ago so I have just re-used it here and hope to make some more interesting plates in future.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Just a sketchy drawing which I think was done on oil sketch paper .. I recently found it on my computer and remembered that I actually did start to paint this one but abandoned it as I did not like the feel of the surface. Surfaces are very important to me because I hate to have to struggle with them to get the paint to do what I want. I have this image so I could probably give it another go I guess. I have a new studio space which is a 'first' in my life. It is just lovely and I love being in there when I can but so far have had little time to enjoy it.