Friday, 6 July 2012

Wood engraving

I spent last weekend at bip-art Printmaking Workshop in Brighton on a wood engraving course with Chris Daunt, and produced this print of the walled garden at Wakehurst:


Wakehurst: Wood engraving


Wakehurst. Wood engraving, 7.5 x 10 cm.


It's carved -- more like, scratched -- into a block of lemonwood, and then printed in black ink by hand-burnishing. The challenge was expressing everything in black or white -- no greys, let alone colour -- everything is there or not there; every mark is a decision that can't be changed.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The City, London: Reduction linocut

A dark layer on the boats and trees, and the print is finished at last.

London: Reduction linocut


9 stage reduction linocut, 30 x 24cm.


This is the view from Waterloo Bridge, looking east along the Embankment to the City of London.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 8

The green on the previous layer worked so well, I decided to do some more.

Reduction linocut, stage 8


That's the trees finished now. Next stage: complete the boats, and we're done.