Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.

Etching: line and shape figure

Using one of the line and shape figures I recently drew I  created a new print design, then worked on some simplified and stylised flowers. PLATE 1: This experimentation involves using sugar paste to create a printing surface on a … Continue reading

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Banana pulp

Remember my baby banana trees from way back in October 2016? The left-hand one, living in direct sunlight, grew enormous, had a baby, and was chopped down a month ago.  The baby, now a late teenager (!!), has a baby … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 2 – drawing and preparing

Exercise 2: designing and cutting stamps The goal: to explore the possibilities of stamping as a design tool. I’ve decided to use an old favourite image of mine, one that naturally lends itself to wide interpretation; the Boteh. The Boteh … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 1

Alongside the time I spend printing, drawing and whatever else I can fit in I’ve decided to undertake some exercises from a design book I own.  Whilst the first exercises are very basic I’ll still work through them.  I’m aiming … Continue reading

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Drawing: Line & shape figures

Combining line and a little substance, working on proportion and movement. Adding a sphere/ball/circular shape.

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Painting: water-based pigments

Yesterday I went for my second water-colour painting class.  What can I say?  I’ve done part of an on-line course and last month I did the ‘Absolute Beginners’ first class.  Yesterday was the second and final one. Here’s the result: … Continue reading

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Lino: Printing from latest drawing

Jumping for joy In position Out for a stroll Help, please The world is even more amazing upside down Stepping out These are the final prints for this project.

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