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Print 1. Project 15: Design 4

Monotype printing Today I had a complete change of pace and direction.  The first three designs for this project have been carefully thought out and executed.  I decided to try a landscape without too much planning – the never-ending quest … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 15: Design 3

 Woodblock & chine collé – design for a beach bag. I’m very excited about this design.  My aim is to produce a single colour print ‘Margaret Preston’ style with a border and include chine collé instead of her hand-painted technique. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 15: Design 2

Beach towel design: Reduction lino print. It was a beautiful day at the beach and I spotted a man stretching just before going to surf.  The sea looked way too calm to me but, hey, what do I know?  I … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 15: Design 1

Beach-wear and accessory brand: Combined lino & monoprint. Whilst at Cronulla with my camera last week I wasn’t just aware of my generalised surroundings and scenery, I was also people-watching.  One things that struck me is how popular Billabong brand … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 14: The design

Developing the design I didn’t have a subject matter in mind when I started this project so, whilst sitting in the garden, I doodled and thought.  I started with a nine square grid. It may be a large stretch of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Sketchbook & design work

Trains were my first thought.  I like the idea of a track disappearing into the distance, but the work I did here really didn’t thrill me. I then moved to trams but quickly realised the difficulty in drawing them.  Effective … Continue reading

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Still life painting class

To increase confidence and awareness of colour, drawing and painting I attended my first ever acrylic painting class, entitled ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – Still Life Painting.  It felt about my level, and was. Don’t you hate it when you attend something … Continue reading

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