Printmaking

etching, printing press, printmaking, Uncategorized

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Detail of print taken onto paper from etched steel plate.

Intaglio printmaking. Abstract Art and Expressionism

Post Digital Printmaking

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Orkney Coastline

inspiration, printmaking, reference, Uncategorized

 

Orkney picture

Orkney picture

Orkney picture

Ork3

 

Orkney Coastline

In April this year i visited the Orkney Islands. One of the things that impressed me was the variety of rocks and stones strewn across the coastline. The colours and the sea worn shapes etched into them kept me enthralled for hours at a time.

One of the projects i am working on right now is inspired by the coastal walks i took and i have been using a number of my photographs as reference material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archeology and Abstract Art

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Archeology and Abstract Art on the London Underground

London Underground photo

Down in the tube stations of the London Underground work continues to modernize, update and refit the ageing stations.
Alongside major structural work being carried out, a lot of the old style poster billboards are being removed to be replaced with digital advertising screens.
As the old bill boards get stripped out they reveal some beautiful and natural examples of collage and decollage that have taken many years to build up unseen by the millions of passing people during their journeys. Right now some of these amazing pieces are being unearthed for a brief moment berfore being lost forever….. never to be seen again.

London Underground photo
As there seems little chance of a preservation order being granted to some of these natural creations i have been capturing them with a camera whenever i discover them during journeys under the city.

London Underground photo

Maze

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etching print

Print taken from etched steel plate

etching print

Print taken from etched steel plate

A4 size prints taken from etched steel plate onto 300gsm watercolour paper using Safewash Inks.

The Safewash Inks are proving to be a pleasure to use. The clean up and ink removal from the steel plate takes a moment using dishwashing soap and warm water. Because there no toxic solvents involved like White Spirit the lack of fumes means i can clean the plates at home in the kitchen sink giving me more actual printing time in the studio.