Well, here they are! I really enjoyed doing these relatively quick two block prints as it is something I don’t usually do. I say relatively quick because it can take weeks to do my reduction prints and these took a lot less time than that. And they dried in no time too. I am going to do one with them both together, when, or if, I can get them to be still enough to draw or photograph…..
Here is my little trio of images that I’ve done in a kind of homage to one of my favourite artists, Giorgio Morandi. As I said in my previous post of the test print I did, I have done a larger print and two smaller ones. These have turned out how I imagined, barring as always one or two things I would have done differently, but I’m not going to tell you what they are!
These pictures do look a bit yellow so I will take some better ones in daylight when I put them on the gallery page tomorrow.
While working on three other new prints I am also doing two of my chickens. I’m hoping to get a feel of a woodcut with these, with just a black key block, the white of the paper and a reddish brown mid tone – kind of a chiaroscuro effect, I think…well, maybe not quite that dramatic.
I met the very lovely James Green whilst at Art in the (Botanical) Gardens in Sheffield a couple of months ago. We got chatting and he told me about the Sheffield Print Fair (that he helps to run) and said that I should apply. So I did, and I got in! And, they have placed one of my images at the top of their promotion for this event. Am I ever a happy bunny! Click here to see their post about the event and a list of all the other amazing printmakers.
This is my first ever fair so I am preparing like a woman possessed. Trying to think of everything I might need…and doing some new work as well. I am very excited about it but also a complete nervous wreck!!