Putting It Together

26 Aug

Making an artwork can sometimes be quick and spontaneous but is often a set of processes that finally come together. That’s the way I developed the collage that I made yesterday at the Mill Lane Arts Week in Cardiff. I rummaged around in my plans chest for old discarded prints that hadn’t worked out to my satisfaction, linocuts and screenprints, the paper is too good to waste so they get squirreled away to be reused.

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I worked on top of a large discarded linocut and collaged a fragment of a two-colour screenprint that hadn’t worked out.


Over the previous week, I had been scribbling over some unused screenprints and also some vintage papers with Daler Rowney soft pastels, working randomly building up layers of colour and texture. I used these extensively to build up detail on my collage.


So my final piece started some years ago with disappointment in the print studio – happy accidents.

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A lot of my artwork is available on my Artfinder gallery.  If you’d like to have a look, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

7 Responses to “Putting It Together”

  1. Leonie Andrews August 30, 2017 at 00:24 #

    I turned a massive watercolour/graphite sketch into a fantastic sketch book. I can use or leave the original marks depending on how l feel on the day. I really love your approach to reinventing less than sucessful work.

    • Rosie Scribblah August 30, 2017 at 08:02 #

      Thanks Leonie. I love making sketchbooks from used papers, they become more than the sum of their parts 😊

  2. Emily August 28, 2017 at 17:51 #

    That’s such a good idea- I’ve a lot of little paintings and sketches with mistakes in on good paper, I must try and come up with something to do with them all.

    • Rosie Scribblah August 29, 2017 at 08:39 #

      It’s certainly freing me up – good to experiment 🙂

  3. artistbybeauty August 28, 2017 at 13:55 #

    Beautiful artwork dear 😊😊 So wonderful x x

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