Monday, December 24, 2012

Aluminum Etching

Hanpainted red water colour

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stage Two

I have now stopped out the plate and added the bitumin. Dropped into the sulphur and cleaned up the plate. Today I hope to print the plate up from my home studio. Have been ill in bed with the flu and today will be my first day out to bed. I have set this task in front of me . To measure if I'm up for work tomorrow. Hate being ill, it is so boring for the artist.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Aluminium Etching Plate

I am painting watercolour onto the print to give me an idea where to block out next. Before dropping plate back into the sulphur. It's a tedious process and one that cannot be rushed. The results I hope will be amazing. All of my subject matter come from my own garden. I may hav an old messy house but I've got an amazing garden, thanks to the previous owners.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Girl and Red Horse

Girl and the Red Horse
Lino Cut
Hand painted watercolour
30cm x 30 cm

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Red Dog Day

After having a few days off from printmaking I had to finish an oil painting. Sometimes, waiting for inspiration can be painful. This particular canvas has had more than a few paintings on it. This process, however can add to the texture of the work. Finally I the painting is finished.this It is very large and looks striking, would suit a contemporary home, or rustic home really. The paint is still drying, but it does need a good home. $500 for pick up only.

There is symbolism behind this work, the red dog is the other personality to the black dog. The black dog is often represented as depression. The red dog, for me, represents the angst that recedes the depression. When everything is not moving fast enough, when you are super sensitive, highly stressed, overly alert, impatient, tired and ready to bite!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More cuttiing of the plate

Ready for second edition print
on Wednesday at Firestation

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pink Ladies

Two more "Pink Lady" prints for the Pink Ladies of Brighton. These two are done on brown hand made paper and hand painted with watercolors. These two are one of a few, each print different from the other.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

First edition of aluminum plate

The trip to the Firestation Print Studio was so much fun the big lady press is geared and i lover her!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Today at the Firestation Print Studio

Today at the Firestation Print Studio i got to print my first aluminum plate. The results for the first edition are in! Thanks to Margaret and Edith for their wonderful hospitality, making my first visit to the Firestation such a great first time experience!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Preparing etching plate

Today i prepared the plate with bitumen
paint. Tomorrow i will put the plate into the acid bath

Monday, December 3, 2012

Three weeks of Wood Cutting and the Plate is done

Getting ready to go to the Firestation Print Studio. Cutting away furiously so that I can print on Wednesday. Cannot wait to see how it prints up. Will spend this evening cutting paper up and preparing for trip to city tomorrow. Will post print when it's all done.