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Map making I

This  second half of the summer term is going to be devoted to my on going star chart project that I reviewed over easter.

It’s taken me all this time to go out and buy some more Button Polish to seal the plates. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles V

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Here we are starting at the end. I’m really pleased how this print has turned out. This was probably the last place I imagined finishing at after five weeks, but when I’ve published cobbles i-iv you’ll see how the journey progressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles III

Going back to the beginning; round things in a square. Here are twelve pages from a sketch book. How does the circle, the pebble sit in the square? Quantity, proportions and placement.

Next time more of an analysis of what might work and what doesn’t.

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squaring the circle, and the rule of thirds

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more rule of thirds, but also contrast and control

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the dreaded juxtaposition concept

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dead centre is boring, and also size and proportions, how does that work?

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are you trying to say something with this pair in contrast?

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I do seem to like red pebbles, and a graphic stylee

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or you could have only parts of a pebble

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why are they all at the edge mummy?

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now you’re just trying to be clever

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sets of things, and the rule of thirds

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mix things up, variation is good

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definitly time for a tea break

Cobbles II

 

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blotted solvent print with blank block and masks

I’m not sure if you’d call this making progress or its just eliminating wrong turnings.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hallo Allo

The allo in my collection is flowering. Poor thing has a reached enough life it’s trying to reproduce. Sorry love.

Thoughts about projects and last day of term fun.

By the time I actually manage to write these blog posts sometimes the thoughts therein have gone round and round and round and I hardly know where anything is, but I’m trying to make sense of what I want to do with my work and the opportunities I have at the studio.
This post will be a place marker for some serious considerations of projects I’ve been fighting with over time and their likely next step. Hop to the next post to look at pictures, both past and present, if you want to skip all my blathering.

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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 »

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 »

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 »