Category Archives: Print 1: Experimentation

Print 1. Project 15: Printing and thinking.

I’ve been working on my beach scapes after my day at Cronulla.  Whilst the photos aren’t bad, and I’ve picked up some interesting small features, my drawings reflect exactly what I’ve seen and I’m not terribly inspired by them.  Whilst … Continue reading

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Experimenting with texture

After my printing disaster yesterday I had some ink left to use.  Over the past few months I’ve read quite a bit about the use of carborundum on print plates.  Carborundum is a very fine powder made from silicon carbide, … Continue reading

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Print 1. Projext 13: Monoprinting experimentation

I’ve been experimenting with media other than my usual oil based inks for the monoprint base to go with my linocut carousel horses. All samples are on cartridge paper. Caran D’Ache water-soluble colour crayons.  I first rubbed them dry across … Continue reading

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Essence of Place workshop

Painting, drawing and block-printing with Gary Shinfield This workshop, which I attended over two days last weekend, had two parts to it.  The first day we worked on designs, drawing and painting very randomly until we had built a small … Continue reading

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Mark-making with paints and tools

I had a bit of fun on Saturday with my friend, Judy – also an OCA student.  We set up her garage with huge sheets of paper and determined to be free and flowing in our mark-making, using whatever bits … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 12: Exploring colour choices

Having made the print plate I’m in a bit of a quandary about how to print it.  Monochrome seems pretty boring but could also be effective if I can work the tones well.  If I want to try this I … Continue reading

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Experimentation: Making a print sample book

Part 1: My friend Nola and I get together every month for a day of playing with colour and transferring imagery and/or abstract colour patterns to cloth and paper.  We’ve done a bit of stamping, made glue resists, collage blocks, … Continue reading

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