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Project 4 – Combination monoprints – Aerial landscape

I can see an abstract design in the shapes of the fields, road and glass house, which I developed in my sketch book. I planned to emphasise the contrast between organic and man made, the warm and cool colours, and … Continue reading

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Project 4 – Combination Monoprints – Klee Homage

My objective for this combination monoprint was an homage to Klee’s back drawn works combining printed subjects on watercolour backgrounds: colourful background with a combination of colours and soft shapes back drawn subject on the theme of weightlessness or floating … Continue reading

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Project 4 – Combination Monoprints – Murmuration

One of the subjects which I thought would suit monoprint was a murmuration of starlings when they all fly in huge balloon gatherings before roosting. As a child, I used to see this over Birmingham city centre in the evening, … Continue reading

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Project 4 – Combination monoprints – Geometric Designs

In earlier prints, I really liked the effect of backgrounds printed in layers through mesh as a stencil, creating interference type patterns. I wanted to  explore this further using the whole plate, and placing geometric stencils over each layer. I … Continue reading

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Printing on six sides of one piece of paper!

Periodically I rebel at the tyranny of rectangular pieces of paper, especially A4. I try to use  different sizes, colours and texture of paper, but it is difficult to escape rectangle corners, especially if registration is an issue. I have … Continue reading

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More stencils

I felt I still had unfinished business with stencils. I wanted to produce one really good negative print from a positive stencil. I printed a stencil cut in thin paper and laid on a black inked plate.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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Plant studies

Rather to my surprise, I enjoyed using plant material as stencils so much that I decided to produce a series of small plant studies. My idea was: use individual plants use a small size for intimacy keep it simple to … Continue reading

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