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Puddle Of Lard!

10 May


Insomnia hit me hard so I got up and do an early morning sketch in my teeny weeny leather bound steampunky sketchbook. We’re staying in one of those hotels like in the films where the room all open out onto a verandah on the outside. It’s nice sitting here with the door open to the outside, it’s already very warm and the temperature is going to go up to 32C later, that’s about 90F! I will probably turn into a puddle of lard with a hat on top!

This artist residency is supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.


Starting the monotype process

10 May

A very clear explanation of the 3 colour monotype process and a lovely set of prints…….

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Day 2 of the Wingtip Press Workshop:

After working for a full day on reductive drawings, we were ready to start the 3 color reduction monotype (also referred to as  “stacked monotypes”). Since I didn’t bring along specific images, I chose to work from the previous days pepper drawing.

I should also mention Rose learned from Vinita Voogd who pioneered this process. Vinita taught at Wingtip Press  last year.

Fearless leader Rose Davies lead us through the inking process. She combined 60% weight Graphic Chemical Litho Process Yellow to 40% plate oil. After mixing thoroughly, she used a soft brayer to apply a thin coat to the plate.

To check ink application, Rose held the plate up to a light. If splotchy, she could continue rolling the brayer over the plate to achieve an even coverage. Just keep your fingertips off the corners! This was the process used for…

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10 May


Along the Oregon Trail from Boise, Idaho to Pendleton where we visited Crow’s Shadow Press and I experienced pulled pork in a Wild West Saloon bar. Here’s a little sketch of it. On the way here I saw amazing changes of vast landscapes and went into a casino. I came back out again pretty quickly, one of the most depressing places I’ve ever seen.

It’s incredible that people managed to get here in wagons and on horseback, the landscape is so dramatic and harsh. It was so overpowering that I couldn’t really focus enough to stop and sketch but now I’ve had a chance to take it in, I’ll be scribbling on our way back to Boise tomorrow with my traveling companion, Amy Nack of Wingtip Press.

This artist residency has been supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.


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