Bull House, Lewes: Stage 4

Final stage, a near black.

Bull House (Thomas Paine's house), Lewes
Linocut, 10 x 10 cm.

House print: Stage 1

Another print starts: Just a layer of grey that will form the shadows.

Print in progress: Stage 5

Some dark grey and brown to bring out the buildings; again, masking to keep the green of the previous layer clean.

Print in progress: Stage 4

More dark green, with careful masking to keep the rest of the image clean.

Print in progress: Stage 3

Darker grey to darker green gradient. Careful placing of the roller on the plate was necessary to keep the border between the grey and green in the right place.

Linocut: A26 at Lewes

A dark colour to bring out the details, and finish the print.

A26, Lewes
Five stage reduction linocut, approx 13.5 x 10 cm.

It's the view of the River Ouse and the A26 looking south from Chapel Hill (the road up to the golf course) in Lewes, looking south towards the Ouse valley down to Newhaven.

Print in progress: Stage 4

Nearly there. Fields, a river, a road, trees and grass come into focus.

Print in progress: Stage 3

Now there's something starting to happen, with a blue to green gradient.

Print in progress: Stage 1

Next stage, and a bit more to see. White-to-blue-to-green gradient.

Print in progress: Stage 1

Not much to see yet: a white-to-grey-to-brown gradient. (The colours are much lighter in life than in the photo.)

Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition

These three pictures are in the Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU.
The exhibition runs from Monday 30 September to Saturday 12 October, 11 - 5pm (Fridays until 8pm).

House on the Paseo de Marti Havana
Ink on paper, 24 x 30cm.

Lhasa, Tibet: Solarplate etching Barkhor Square and the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa Etching, 21 x 30cm.
Hemingway's Room, Havana Ink and watercolour on paper, 10 x 15cm.

Grey day at Wakehurst

The Walled Garden, Wakehurst. 3pm.

The Walled Garden, Wakehurst, 3.30pm.

Wakehurst, 3.55pm.

Trees at Wakehurst, 4.20pm.

All: Ink and watercolour on paper, 15 x 10 cm.

All hung

Exhibition panoramas

From left to right: my paintings, Marina's paintings, Bill's paintings, and Liz's paintings.

Roman di Paolo's jewellery; my prints and paintings

Paul Mcpherson Gallery, 9 - 28 September 2013
77 Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ

Exhibition catalogue

Click the cover to open the catalogue.

Etching lino again

Etching lino again, this time trying to make a figurative picture.

I painted a bird shape with varnish, and then etched the block. The solid black in the middle is where the varnish held on, and resisted the caustic soda; the soft gray around the outside is where the block was etched. The white bits within the bird shape are where the varnish didn't resist the caustic soda.

Then I printed the block with a mask over the background.

And then on coloured backgrounds.