Lithography skill development

After some trial and error I’ve begun to develop more printmaking skills. Lithography is something I’ve been wanting to learn for some time. Watching You Tube videos and making many errors I’ve taught myself lithography using polyester plates. One day I would like to try stone lithography. In the meantime I can see the potential of the technique and looking forward to being more experimental.

Updates

Many events are being cancelled even up to Christmas so sadly there is only one exhibition I can currently rely on. Organised by Uk Artists, I will be exhibiting alongside other artists at The Royal Priors in Leamington Spa from 1st-20th September, open everyday 11-5pm. I am showing work I have yet to exhibit and some new browser work too.

Warwickshire open studios

Like many events in 2020 Warwickshire open studios have been cancelled due to covid 19.
By now my exhibition would be in situ, so I thought I would share some of the pieces of work I’d have on display

Skills developement

One of the positives to lockdown is that I have more free time. I’m allowing myself the space to make mistakes and try out new ways of working. I’m also doing more printmaking. I have been practising collagraph, mezzotint & dry point etching. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to acid etch from home so I’m limited to printing off existing plates.

‘In splendid solitude.’
Collagraph print in editions of 5.

‘Drifting on a dream.’
Collagraph print in editions of 5.

Looking back & forwards into 2020

As I look back on 2019 I believe my work has progressed, in the way I use paint and other mediums. I have made a concerted effort to work on a larger scale and feel I have been successful. I will still continue to work small too, I get a lot of pleasure from working at different scales. I’ve also been developing my etching skills and I am particularly enjoying dry point. I am intending to try collagraph printing and sugar lift when I next making a copper plate etching. My motivation in all scenarios is mark making and the different qualities I can achieve..

As well as progress in my work I  have also been involved in more art exhibitions and events and hope to continue building on these in 2020. My next project is an exhibition at Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, where I will be showing alongside Gordon Connell

Some of the work I’ve sold this year


New skills.

I have been learning how to etch and use dry point. Great fun!

 

 

‘The ebb & flow.’
Copperplate etching.
10 x 12 inches mounted.

‘The ebb & flow of the tide.’
Dry point etching.
9″ x 9″ mounted.

‘The rhythm of the tide.’
Dry point etching.
9″ x 9″ mounted.

‘The tide’s turn.’
Mezzoprint.