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.

Revisiting watercolour painting

Late last year I started a watercolour on-line course.  After 3 lessons I was stuck and my problems were very basic: When do you work on dry paper, when wet?  What does prepare and stretch your paper first mean?  Once … Continue reading

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Drawing: ‘Shrink & Line’ figures

Moving on to the next page in my book I found myself still on very small drawings but this time very sharp lines and angular shapes are used to define the characters. In 20 minutes I drew the following (and … Continue reading

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Drawing: ‘Shrink’ figures

Inspired by a couple of blogs I follow, both owners being amazing at drawing, a couple of weeks ago I bought a book on figure drawing. It’s unusual for me to follow a blog based around the talent of a … Continue reading

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Linear Containment: Book assembled

For anyone following my Linear Containment theme over the last 6 months or so (which evolved from earlier prints in 2017) it might seem I would never get my work into some sort of final project, but you would be … Continue reading

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Lino: Silhouette Trees

I may veer off to the side sometimes but I always return to unfinished projects. A year ago I played with two similar linocuts, positive and negative images, but only got as far as a plain black print of each.  … Continue reading

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Wine and cheese linocut: Final stage

How to focus a mind in turmoil…… Loving this project but my brain has been well over-stimulated and darting in multiple directions, even though nothing much has yet made it onto the blog. First: I drew some cheese. Nice, but … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what inspires ideas

Today I was flattening and tearing up boxes for recycling.  Being too lazy to move from my seat in the sun to go and find a Stanley knife to help carve up some of the larger sections I just set … Continue reading

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