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Project 13 Combination Monoprint

For this project, I wanted to continue to build on work from previous projects where I felt my plates could be enhanced by a monoprinted background. In particular, I wanted to look at the idea of combining a monoprinted background … Continue reading

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Japanese Printmaking Course

I have spent an exhausting but rewarding couple of days learning traditional Japanese printmaking with Laura Boswell hosted by the RHS at Wisley. Laura started the course with an extremely interesting introduction to the history of Japanese woodblock printing explaining … Continue reading

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Project 11 – Making a Test Collage Block

To make a collagraph materials sampler, I: decided that I would like my grid to have curvy outlines for a more organic feel found a surplus piece of sturdy mountboard (Arcadia) drew around it onto a piece of thin paper … Continue reading

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Research Point – Experimental Methods in Relief Mark Making

For this research point on experimental methods, I have confined my research to relief printing in order to be manageable and relevant to my current work. I can find very exciting works in areas such as collagraph combined with etching, … Continue reading

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Project 9 – Experimental Mark Making on Lino (etc)

I wanted to use this project to explore several areas of experimental mark making on lino and other materials: expand on some of the marks in my original mark making exercise and try more tools exploit further the marks made … Continue reading

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Project 8 – More Reduction Linocut

My tutor had suggested that he would have liked to see repeat printing with my ‘Paisley’ block and I thought I could with advantage also reduce it. In the original exercise, I had printed the motif side buy side and … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Reduction Method Linocut

A knobbly squash, which I had bought for lunch, appealed to me as a subject. A quick sketch was later converted into a gouache painting in three colours to explore how the tone might be interpreted into three layers and … Continue reading

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Project 7 – Multiplate print. Overlaying patterns

Objectives: a linocut using multiple plates use simple motif and pattern combine simple shapes use subtle colours a small plate which could be printed on a greater range of papers which I have in only A4 try to really exploit … Continue reading

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Project 7 – Multiblock Linoprint – A Winter Scene or Pas De Deux

Objectives: multiplate linocut produce a print which could not be done as a reduction print shapes should overlap and create different colours or complexity at least three colours a design with overlaying textures a bold graphic design a representational design … Continue reading

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Project 7 – Multiblock print – First Idea

In a single coloured plate, I explored an idea looking at space and gravity, but was not satisfied with the outcome. I thought I would push and simplify the idea and print it in three colours. Original print. I liked … Continue reading

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