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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Final design & prints

The goal: To turn solid shapes into line drawings, create variations on the theme and translate these into a workable design to print. Stage 1 of this exercise started by using photos of Walking Irises in my garden.  I developed … Continue reading

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Etching: Hobbiton

Sepia & a touch of black + 40% translucent on 250gsm Dutch etching paper Sepia & a touch of black, with slight blue highlight in the sky + 40% translucent on 250gsm cream Stonehenge Sepia & a touch of black, … Continue reading

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Etching: Hobbiton – preparation

In 2014 I toured New Zealand and visited Hobbiton, the village created for the movie The Hobbit.  I, personally, thought the movie was only average but I love the scenery and special effects. Hobbiton is a marvellous place and would … Continue reading

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Elian in the land of the giant mushrooms

Whilst I’m still working on my hand-painting for Elian and the Vortex, he is off on another dream adventure. As per last time, I will provide the print and the viewer should concoct their own story to go with it. … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Elian and the Vortex

Combining the plates: In my last post I posed the question ‘Is it too much to ask to be able to prepare 2 plates, add chine collé and achieve exact registration?‘.  Well, put it this way, it hasn’t been easy … Continue reading

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Stage 2: Elian and the Vortex

Plate 2: Solar Plate This plate will be printed underneath the previous zinc plate.  That was made first to enable me to assess correct placement of the components that will be etched into this layer. The aim is to have … Continue reading

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Random painting day

Yesterday Judy and I got together for a ‘freeing’ random painting exercise.  As if I’ve ever managed to swing my arm around totally randomly whilst holding a paintbrush or other painting media!  The intention was generally to have a bit … Continue reading

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