Wonderful Workshop

Had a great day on Friday with a very lovely lady, teaching her how to do a reduction print. I did think it was very brave of someone to dive in there with this technique, having only had one previous go. But, she rose to the challenge beautifully…and I think is now infected with the lino cutting bug! Yay!!

I did forget to take process photos of every stage (we were talking too much!), but did manage to get these ones. I think she did very well indeed!

 

Yay! My IPE 2015 package has arrived!

Further to my post showing you my entry for the International Print Exchange, here are the prints that I received back. It’s so exciting when that red envelope plops onto the doormat and you open a lovely (and beautifully presented) little portfolio of  wonderful art, from around the world. I love all of them!

This is my 3rd year participating in this, so I really must get them all framed. I’ll certainly post a photo when I do!

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Lovely and unexpected print exhibition

Husband and I were up in Richmond, Yorkshire this weekend visiting parents in law. Took the dog for a walk down by the river then on to have a coffee, as is the habit of said parents in law. Best surprise of the weekend, there in this disused station (the coffee place was called, err, The Station) was an exhibition by the London Printmakers. Well, I thought, I’d better take a gander at this. Lo and behold right there in front of me were two of my favourite printmakers and a few new (to me) names.

Firstly, and I am going to buy one of this guys prints one day, is Colin Moore. I really love the fluidity of his images and the boldness of his colours, so pleasing to look at. Also, a lot of his images are of East Anglia where I grew up and it’s so nice to see his interpretation of the familiar place names.

Colin Moore

Next is Gail Brodholt, whose images of the London Underground are wonderfully colourful and rich. I really like her technique as she applies the darkest colour first then overlays the lighter ones. This gives her prints a very interesting colour palette and texture.

Gail Brodholt

Below is work by Karen Keogh and Carole Hensher, the latter whose work I have seen before and the former whose work I would like to see more of!

Karen Keogh (landscapes) + Carole Hensher (shoes)

All in all it was a very nice exhibition and I would have bought something but just couldn’t make my mind up. And my husband was offering to buy my choice as a christmas present! Aagghh, missed a trick there. We’ll be looking on some websites in the coming week I think…