1. Take a virtual tour or visit a gallery online Take a virtual tour or visit a gallery online catalogue. The National Gallery Natural History Museum Guggenheim Museum British Museum Musee d’Orsay Rijksmuseum Van Gogh Museum Picasso Museum MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Louvre Museum 2. Drawing and Painting student's continuation project. Choose a book title (you could visit West Sussex e-library catalogue) look at the blurb and the cover. How could you design a new cover for th
The 20:20 print exchange (via Hot Bed Press) was established in 2009, to exchange work from various printmakers in one studio. Studios all over the UK (and the rest of the world) now recruit multiples of 10 printmakers to take part. Each printmaker produces an edition of 25 prints, 20x20cm in any print medium. Each printmaker’s edition is distributed between the 10 ‘Home’ studio participants and 10 others studio printmakers. 4 prints go the studios and the last 1 goes on tour
The weekend started with a demo and explanation of how to make our collagraph plates. Then came sketching, designing and plate making. This took all of Saturday, so we left Hester to varnish our plates ready for Sunday morning. Arriving Sunday morning we found all our plates had been varnished. Hester gave us a detailed explanation of how to ink up our plates and wipe and ‘burnish’ them ready for printing. As I had 2 plates I printed each one, then set about making changes (a
I had been planning on trying this for several months, but hadn’t got around to it until today. This is going to be just a quick post of the process and materials along with a short video. Materials: Large tray. Clear water. Chinese brushes x 2 (not entirely necessary, but I have lots of them, and the idea is that the brush should hold lots of ink, but release it slowly.) Chinese ink. Clear water with a Surfactant solution, such as Photo-Flo, Ox-gall, pine resin. Copier paper
As some of you know I took up printing about 2 years ago and have been finding my way through the vast array of printing processes ever since. Last year I exhibited in Tokyo and entered a few print exchanges and exhibitions. The opportunity to submit a piece for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition stirred my interest and has now given me a stomach ache for the past month! From the wonder of ‘Should I have a go at this?’ to the confidence of ‘Why not?’ to the hysterics of ‘Wha
So the lovely MrStu gave me a Gelli plate printing kit for Christmas, some Gelato water-soluble crayons and some Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils. As I had been given some lovely gifts from my wonderful students I set about making Thank you cards..... After unpacking the kit I used Acrylic paint on the Gelli plate and rolled an even covering. I then impressed, scored and lifted out different textures and patterns. I impressed feathers onto the plate and took negative prints.