Category Archives: Print 1: Project & Course Reviews

Print 1. Assignment 5: Tutor feedback

Responding to tutor feedback I won’t be going through all my tutor wrote regarding my submission for assignment 5, but overall I’m pleased with her feedback for the work I’ve done and I appreciate where she detailed both positives and … Continue reading

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Print 1: Physical submission

Herewith the work I am physically submitting to the assessors for this course:

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Printmaking 1: Course review

This has been a very steep learning curve.  I don’t come from a painting, drawing or printing background.  I had a few printing lessons before starting but really came to the course green. The first 8 months were frustrating, disappointing, … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 5: On-line submission

Combination prints, chine collé and further experiments Task 1 (Project 13) Three combination mono and lino prints Awagami paper, cream coloured, around 150gsm. Original post here Genshi paper, cream coloured. Original post here Chinese cotton, white, lightweight. Original post here … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 15: Review

Combination and experimental prints. Whilst my images, techniques and outcomes are very varied and don’t appear to adhere to a theme, the beach and surrounds were my subject – specifically Cronulla which is a large vibrant ocean-front town. My personal … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 14: Review

Can you see opportunities to develop this printmaking technique? Yes.  I really enjoyed the inclusion of collage into the ‘sandwich’ of print layers.  It adds another dimension, a point of interest and a colour effect not possible to produce with … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Review

Q: Can you see further possibilities from combining two printmaking methods? A: Unquestionably.  I think I’ve only scratched the surface of what can be achieved by combining techniques. The design I chose as the lino print has a lot of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 4: Review

This has been a fascinating assignment and one where a whole new world of printing has been opened up to me, never having done collagraphs before. I started by attending a collagraph printing workshop with Jet James which gave me … 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 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 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. Assignment 2: Tutor feedback response – Angie Lewin & Clare Curtis

The points made by my tutor I wish to draw on for this response relate to her guidance regarding other printmakers I may find of interest. Whilst I feel that I’ve floundered around a lot during the first half of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 2: Review

Reflection Never would I have thought this assignment would take me this long but I feel the progress I’ve made has been worth the weeks/months of trials. Measuring against assessment criteria: Demonstration of technical and visual skills – I spent … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Review

During this project did you experience any problems or difficulties?  Can you identify ways to solve them? I think it’s fair to say that the questions above have been asked and answered in every post as I’ve worked my way … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 1: Tutor feedback response

Those of you who follow my blog will know that I don’t publish my tutor reports in my learning log.  I believe these are between the tutor and pupil.  However, there are times when specific feedback points require a response … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Review

What do you have to take into account in order to create a strong single-colour design? I’ve found there are several things to think about including: Consider carefully the amount of detail possible. Look at strength, width and quantity of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 1: Review

Reflection. If I could choose only one word to describe the beginning of this course it would be Challenging.  Even though I had slightly dabbled with oil paints before I still felt like a complete beginner and it took quite … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 2: Review

How did you find this process? Printing is new to me so it has taken a while to get used to my oil paints/inks.  Painting with brushes in project 1 was completely different to trying to achieve a flat evenly … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 1: Review

Considering the slow and rocky start I had to this project I feel that I’ve made quite a bit of progress over the last few weeks.  The following are some of the things I’ve explored: Using a variety of media … Continue reading

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