A memory of Venice in a mini print

Here’s my little print for this year’s International Print Exchange, run by Derby printmakers Green Door Printmaking Studios.

Participants send an edition of ten original prints to them, the studio keeps two, (one for sale and one for the archives), and everyone participating receives 8 back from printmakers all over the world. It’s such a lovely thing to do, albeit challenging because of the small size, 10 x 10cm. I definitely need new specs now.

I made this to remind me of our trip to Venice this year for my birthday.

A little print, for a very big birthday.

Finished print for the 2015 International Print Exchange

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‘Sunrise’

Ok, so here is my little (10 x 10cms!!) print for this year’s IPE. It’s a reduction print with 6 passes and it really was a little bit fiddly at that size. It has turned out pretty much as I had planned, although the gate wasn’t supposed to be quite that rustic looking. I was using my smallest gouge too – 0.5mm, I don’t think they come any smaller than that!

Just got to wait for them all to dry properly then wrap in tissue paper and send them off to Derby. I could obviously just take them there myself as its only half an hour away, but last time I went there I got shockingly lost and ended up on the road back to Nottingham….

Lino cut for print exchange 2014

'Au revoir' 2014

It’s been a few months since I last posted anything on here! I have been busy though, honestly, participating in Sketchbook Skool initiated by Danny Gregory. I will post some of that work once I have sifted through my sketchbooks for some decent images!

 

This print here is for this year’s print exchange run by Green Door Printmaking Studio. This is the first time that I have done this sort of print, black only instead of multiple colour. I am quite pleased with how it came out, especially because it is quite small, 10x10cm, and was rather tricky to carve.

Here is a little gallery of the process…