Wednesday, 16 May 2012

INK 2012

     Here are some lino prints i have been working on for the past week. The two smaller ones below are for Staffordshire University's INK 2012 exhibition. I hope to have a third entry ready for printing by Friday and will be making ten editions of each of them. They're mini prints measuring twelve centimetres squared which was good practice for me as i haven't made prints since my art foundation course.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Watersoluble Graphite experiment

Dancer in Red
Watercolour on Paper
     This painting was an experiment using two types of wet media. I used watersoluble graphite to draw the more abstract parts of the drawing and again to add tone to the dancers body. Though the graphite is watersoluble, its quite water resistant when dry and watercolour washes can be applied right on top of it without fear of contamination.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Green Door

Green Door
Watercolour on paper
11.7 x 8.3"
     I wanted to do some more architectural images and so have started to paint things like doorways and columns. This is the first one i have completed so far. More to come soon. It is also different from my usual work as there is no abstraction with the focus being on the design.