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.

2020 04 06 Image of the week

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Desolation, Internment camp, Orange, NSW, 1941, woodcut, printed in black ink on thin ivory wove paper. Resources: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/DA9.1970/

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2020 03 30 Image of the week

I’ve been a fan of Suzie MacKenzie and her collagraphs for a while and recently bought her book Making Collagraph Prints as it’s a print style I personally lean towards in my own work (when I’m not distracted trying out … Continue reading

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Finished and framed etching

At the beginning of February I posted my hand-drawn Banksia serrata and my journey to transform it into an etched print.  Today I share with you the finished piece, framed.

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Part 2: Two colour etching

Back at the end of January I wrote about a 2 day workshop I did with Basil Hall.  Click here to read that so you get the idea of what I was trying to achieve. Essentially I didn’t go with … Continue reading

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2020 03 23 Image of the week

I have a love/hate relationship with collage.  However, I’m delighted to have come across Derek Gores and his masterful assemblages. Collage portrait of Salma and Frida Resources: http://www.upcyclist.co.uk/2018/03/collage-art-recycled-paper/ http://www.derekgores.com/collage/ – some other fabulous pieces of work here.

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2020 03 16 Image of the week

Wayne Viney, Lake Charm Amber Sky, 2018, monoprint Wayne Viney is currently exhibiting: The Lake and the Sea until 22nd March, 2020 Australian Galleries 28 Derby St, Collingwood 3066

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Monoprinting nature

My previous nature monoprinting had me using inks that complemented the plant material I was using as my imagery; yellow ochre, green and light sepia.  I wondered how they would look in colours that don’t so readily reflect nature. The … Continue reading

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