Two places now available for interested would -be artists!
My new class is in need of two more people to fill it up. We have had about three classes now in which we have been learning about watercolour painting. Anybody wanting to begin will have the benefit of one to one tutoring.
We are now going on to study colour and perspective.
Today I finished preparing my latest collagraph plate for printing.
Starting with a photo of Potterick Carr nature Reserve,
I stylised it into a design. I then found a collection of old collagraph boards and Drypoint card printing boards
I traced the main shapes from the design and cut pieces out from the old, used boards. The prints that will come off this will not bear much resemblance to this board because the colours are a bit distracting.
After my textiles / printing class had gone home this lunch time and the afternoon ‘Home school’ class was cancelled I realised that I had some free time!
After printing a couple more drypoints I decided to create another collagraph block based on the Potterick Carr photo that I took a few weeks ago.
I first stylised areas of the photo because I wanted it to be a simplified version. I used old discarded card print blocks to start with and a little flowery collagraph block that I had made for a children’s workshop a while ago…
I will continue to find old collagraph and Drypoint boards to cut up for this…should be fun!
I need to produce a good body of work for my forthcoming exhibition at Sciccluna’s deli in Doncaster in June.