I just love strolling around Grassmarket in Edinburgh. I find the shops so full of character. It was ever such a sunny day, (A rare occurrence in Scotland in my experience!) so I grabbed a cup of tea, and did some quick doodles of shop fronts.
These remind me of Ravilious’ High Street, and in turn, Emily Sutton’s High Street.
I think printing these in a combination of wood cut, stencil, gum arabic and screen print would work really nicely.
Getting inspired by De Morgan and Morris porcelain and tiles at Birmingham art Gallery,
Fortunately, I’m loving this technique, unfortunately enough for me, the sound of cutting wood sends a shiver right down my spine!
The design is inspired by a William de Morgan tile I saw on our trip to Birmingham Art Gallery, (pictures to follow) and I’m experimenting with colour with water colours and stencil print.
As you can see, I did my first stencil print back to front!!!!!
What a numpty I am :)
I cut another woodcut to register, and, inspired by the Delft, and blue and white porcelain at the Gallery, I’ve been printing wallpaper lengths in a light blue, and a petrol blue shade, which I think is very effective.
Made my own Muybridge gif!
The finished Garden screen prints on the two opposing sides of the cardboard. It’s funny how everyone has a preference to the background colour based on their taste, because both backgrounds work with the image, but you have a definite favourite.
A busy busy day of screen printing with Mark
Life Drawing today!
Dan brought in his Kendo uniform, and we drew Sophie in it!
This was super fun, particularly as the calligraphic marks I’ve been practicing really lend themselves to the Japanese style of drawing, so I tried to apply that for some contextual style.
This is a life drawing task to study the photographic works of Muybridge with pen and ink.
Tried experimenting a bit with my technique on each different page, some with gel pen, some with diluted watercolour and some with pure ink.
This is of the dancer below, and I quite like the last one, whee I mixed all the techniques together and I think it paid off! :)
Everything I Have, 2008
60 1/4 X 40 1/8 inches
I’d love to do something like this in my ‘Everyday objects’ way, so I might.
My very nice friend Gabbie pointed out the collaged style of my magpie reminded her of Kate Slaters work, and generously loaned me her book to look through.
I particularly like the button factory page, I feel because my collages have been based on observation, they are a bit more serious looking than the cartoony (loveable) magpie of Slaters creation.
A day out to Gloucester.
We went to the Folk Museum, the Beatrix Potter (The Tailor of Gloucester) museum, and the Gloucester Art Gallery and Museum. We also went on a charity shop crawl despite the wet and cold day it was.
Today I began to think about other objects I could include in my taxidermy collage, and here are some items I thought would suit the quaint look of the collage.
I added the shadow to this little guy!