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Talking not Doing

Bears in a window 1

When I mentioned Bears in a window a couple of weeks ago I wasn’t thinking very hard about the subject – it was just another series of sketches in my Window book. But saying something about the motif, meant I was doing something about it, and over the weeks I‘ve discovered that I had a lot of assumptions about it that I hadn’t acknowledged.

Working through them, has (will) undoubtedly produced a better work, but it’s not going to be anything like what I thought it might be.

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Party of the 1st part: (1-13)

On Saturday I spent an angst free afternoon fiddling around with bits of paper and clip frames. There were few expectations and varied out comes Read the rest of this entry »

Cactus status 2017

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Frustrations

Printing hasn’t been gaining particularly smoothly recently and the frustrations have been piling up on a number of different levels. Here’s a look at two projects that haven’t gone strictly according to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Through glass darkly

I don’t have any pictures of the flats I briefly stayed in during 2008 because my hard drive died. I do have sketches though and thought that they might make a good window print. I was feeling particularly disconnected at the time and looking out from this cool grey room at the verdant spring growth summed up a lot of things. Read the rest of this entry »

I know, I know

I know i’m holding a lot back, or in, or down. I can be honest with myself that far. Anything more than a furious back scribble takes planning and time. Giving me the opportunity to edit out any vulnerabilities.
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Big plate – work in progress

As dry point is a quick process part of this half term was to make a series of related prints. Lat summer I managed ‘to contemplate a tangled bank’*, but this time I haven’t managed anything as comprehensive.

The plates have got bigger, and more self involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling

You might recognise the plate used in this post from last year. Although it’s been moved on from there a little bit. Read the rest of this entry »

Star wind

For this five week course i’ve been reusing polycarbonate plates i’ve used before. The dry point burr gets squashed by the press after awhile and so the image fades.

In the previous post I detailed the construction of the plate and all the different techniques i put it though. Here are are the resulting prints. All together I managed 10 prints, but you can see the last one is a shadow of it’s former self. Read the rest of this entry »

Prep

I have even less idea about what I’m doing for this dry point thing than I did last week, so I thought that if I posted some pictures of work in progress at least I’d have done some work. Read the rest of this entry »