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Print 1. Assignment 3: Reading material

During this assignment I referred to a lot of artist work on-line, my own notes from recent courses and exhibitions I have attended and the following books: This is a superb book and give instruction in detail.  Although the focus … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 3: On-line submission

Developing relief prints Task 1 (Project 8) Select two prints of a reduction method linoprint Brief critical statement Both pieces are on Arches 88 and relate back to my post of 7/5/2015. It’s a complex design with many narrow lines … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Review

Experimental print trials. Working on other bases than lino was very revealing and threw up some interesting future possibilities. I particularly liked the floor vinyl which was easy to cut and because it was textured it created some wonderful random … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Completing the print

Reduction printing using a variety of tools + dab printing After my last post I made a few small adjustments to the placement and choice of  components for this design and ended up with – It has a more balanced … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: To panic or not?

According to my own work schedule I’m vastly overdue with this assignment and I’m getting a little panicky as this will have a knock-on effect as I continue to the next part of the course. So I have a couple … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Research point

Exploring experimental contemporary printmakers. Peter Green OBE (1933-) I came across Peter Green on the internet quite by accident and felt compelled to investigate further.  My attraction comes from several sources His visualisation is so unrelated to anything I can … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Experimental print trials

Some terrific print results from the experimental blocks I cut yesterday.  All prints are on 110gsm cartridge paper and are printed using chrome yellow hue (oil paint not ink) plus black ink +40% extender. Floor vinyl This photo shows the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 10: Getting started

In the preparatory part of this project I’m looking at mark-making on surfaces other than regular silk-cut lino which I’ve been using to date.  I’m keen to see what effects I can get using both my normal lino cutting tools … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Review

Firstly consider the marks you have been able to make.  Does a theme spring to mind when you see them?  They might remind you of the textures in a landscape or the effect of light on water.  Can you see … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Designing using experimental marks

This project doesn’t actually ask us to create a design using some of the experimental tools we’ve been using on lino, however it does ask us to speculate in what circumstances these random marks might be useful.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Further experimental marks

My husband pointed out to me that the marks/indentations I got from these eyelet spreaders weren’t great because I was working on a table instead of on a more solid base.  As the punches hit the lino the table absorbed … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Printing the experimental marks

I’m quite fond of Sepia, the warmth and depth of the colour attracts me.  So this project has initially been printed using this. The above image is purely to show which tools were used for each cut section so I … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Mark-making

Experimental mark-making on lino. In this project I’m experimenting with unusual items to create cuts, scratches and texture on lino.  Hopefully some of these marks will result in more random outcomes than the linework formed using the regular cutters. Left: … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Review

Reduction lino cutting Due to some severe demands on my time over the last couple of months I’ve taken far too long on this section.  I had hopes of producing 2 entirely different sets of prints from 2 very different … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Research point

How interesting that before coming to this part of the course I have already reviewed the two artists we are required to explore now. Clare Curtis I explored as part of my tutor feedback for Assignment 2 and Mark Hearld … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Final design

Note: The prints below have an even colour throughout but due to the dull day and light source available they look a little lighter on the right hand side.  Please take the actual colour to be more consistent with the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Rolling and registering

I’ve got the preparation and rolling of the oil based inks and mediums fairly under control now.  The keep it thin motto from Tony is constantly in my mind and his advise has served me well. I’m now preparing my … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Progress

Unfortunately I’m swamped with life outside my OCA course until mid next week and have not got quite as far as I’d hoped with my printing.  However, some progress has been made and new questions and thoughts have arisen from … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Cutting the lino

I started by resizing my design as there is quite a bit of fine line work and if the piece is too small I won’t be able to form the detail I am aiming for, the lino will simply crumble … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Finalising the design

Reduction lino printing: Working through design & colour placement ideas. In Assignment 4 of Exploring Ideas I discovered the wonderful designs of the 1950’s, in particular Lucienne Day and Jacqueline Groag.  I was immediately taken with their design ideas as … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Choosing a design

Reduction lino printing: Design progression and sketchbook work. I’ve always loved this feature tile in our renovated bathroom.  Above on the left is the actual colour but on the right I’ve played with it in Photoshop to add more tonal … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 8: Research

Reduction lino printing – research. I currently have this book on loan and although it is fairly old, 1974, it’s full of all sorts of useful printing information.  In the relief printing section alone it covers lucite print (perspex or … Continue reading

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Print 1. Caring for print rollers

My new Japanese print rollers are wonderful, the rubber surface is smooth as silk, the ink picks up evenly and then distributes across the lino uniformly and I couldn’t be happier with their performance. However, they have one tiny glitch.  … Continue reading

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