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I really enjoyed the Japanese Wood Cut class at summer school and i wanted to learn a bit deeper. So I signed up for more I assumed that  it would follow the same pattern: draw out an image, cut the blocks, prepare paper, print with colours and experiment with he interpretations, but over eight weeks instead of two days. So here’s the first iteration of work.

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Etchings sometime

At Morley College we are working through the techniques and having got a hang of the press and printing we are now moving on to old skool etching with metal plates, acid and the weight of the Western Art Cannon.
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Dry Point Too

While Dry Point is all about the burr, printing plates is about the application of ink. Practice (and experience) makes perfect, but how many prints can you produce in 2.5 hrs. Read the rest of this entry »

y crocodeil Llandudno

(I don’t know whether grammar is correct there) but you should guess from the title that I was away on a trip last week. I found it bizarre because I didn’t once reach out and catch hold of a steep bit of rock. It was castles, steam trains and art galleries all the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Drawing in the Rain – Report

I didn’t do much drawing in the rain. Despite the weather forecast it didn’t rain that much and when it did I didn’t want to stop. My walking partner was keen to get to the tops of things, so I had to try and commit the view to memory. I did do some drawing over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Drawing in the Rain?

This weekend we are off to Llanberis. It doesn’t seem that the hot weather will be going with us, so I’ve been thinking about drawing in the rain. Read the rest of this entry »