Friday 27 February 2009

Recent Printmaking Activity

This is a few of the prints from my last batch of printmaking. There was another batch ( sound like a baker) before this one done around Christmas. I have been meaning to post to the blog but then get distracted with getting on with the printmaking itself.

Will post a proper catch up in next few days.

Wednesday 4 February 2009

Another thrilling installment on Printmaking....

as in not to do can but try !!!

Here's the print

Yeay as I said's one of the prints I finally entered for the British miniprint 2011.

On reflection I think it didn't have enough variation of tone ( which is never my strongest point !!)

I made it using a pre rocked mezzotint plate that I purchased from Intaglio Printmakers in London.
An 18 x 20 cm plate is listed on there as costing £82.00 .......which I think must be a mistake.  Because the ones I bought a few years ago were about £15  each I seem to remember.  I still have two of them I must have felt a bit more well off then because I wouldn't buy something like that now.
What's ironic is that after spending ages making two of the 3 miniprints  I submitted  - I then put in another miniature version of a print I had already done but of which I none the less was very fond of ..

Its called Obdurate Heart and is about homelessness or being stateless ( as in being a refugee)  I had to do 32 attempts to get the colour and size etc printed out correctly - don't let anyone kid you, that inkjet print is an easy option...........

Anyway it was this one the pinkie - that got selected and not the other two which I had spent ages working on.  The catalogue which they made to accompany the exhibition wasn't  too bad I think you can download it as a PDF if you are interested in seeing all the works that were selected to be in the show.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

Two Collagraph Courses Feb and March 2009

Information re courses being taught by Clare Yarrington.

Please click on image to see full screen version with full info about the course.