Under The Weather…

It’s been one of those days when I feel really under the weather – and the weather is miserable, grey and rainy. I didn’t get on with the pastel drawing I wanted to complete so I grabbed a few minutes to scribble my feet that are perched on top of my exercise ball in theContinue reading “Under The Weather…”

The Paint Station.

I haven’t done any painting for a few months, been too busy with other things, so I tidied up my painting station today, to motivate me to finish about half a dozen paintings that are nearly there …. but not quite. I bought the wall-mounted cupboard / table online a while back, not expensive, andContinue reading “The Paint Station.”

A Ripping Time

I’ve been working on a couple of collages as part of some adult teaching work that I was recently commissioned to do. This is the first stage of Collage 1, laying down a background of blacks and greys. I’m using a National Geographic magazine as the source material, ripped into small pieces. Mostly I’m lookingContinue reading “A Ripping Time”

What Next With The Blues?

Husb and I are still recovering from Covid19, the symptoms are more or less gone but we’re both totally exhausted and my brain has turned to mush! I don’t have the energy or thought processes to so any artwork so I took a look at a piece of tie-dye a did a few weeks ago,Continue reading “What Next With The Blues?”

Got The Covids So Here’s A Video

Feeling tired and miserable as I’ve finally been hit with Covid19. The symptoms haven’t been too bad except that I’m exhausted and my brain doesn’t work, so I thought I’d trawl through my YouTube channel (Yes I have one) and post some of my arty videos until I can get doing some proper artwork again.Continue reading “Got The Covids So Here’s A Video”

Then It Went Pear-Shaped!

Disaster. I cut the eighth stencil and printed it onto my screenprint landscape of Waun Wen, in a translucent sap green …. and it’s HORRIBLE! I hate it! It just goes to show that in spite of careful planning and having something in your mind’s eye, things can suddenly go pear-shaped. I didn’t print themContinue reading “Then It Went Pear-Shaped!”

A Lot Of Cutting…..

Today I cut the seventh paper stencil to screenprint onto my view of Waun Wen, a second cutting of the little houses snuggling on the hill. I mixed up a warm grey then added a dollop of gold to take it into a sort of creamy, slightly sparkly pale olive colour. The process is gettingContinue reading “A Lot Of Cutting…..”

Pearly Pink And Complex Cutting

Carrying on with the paper-cut stencil screenprint of a view over Waun Wen, I printed a very simple ripped paper stencil with a translucent mix of Process Magenta, Screenprint Medium and Pearlised Medium (all Daler Rowney). Then I knuckled down and did some complex cutting, removing some of the houses and printing them in anContinue reading “Pearly Pink And Complex Cutting”

Adding Layers.

Carrying on with my papercut stencil screenprint with Sarah Hopkins at Swansea Print Workshop, here are the third and fourth stencils printed. I’m cutting the stencils from photocopies. I did 8 photocopies at the outset so they’re identical and make registration easier. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks. I have some small screenprintsContinue reading “Adding Layers.”

Papercut Screen Stencils

Inspired By Sarah Hopkins. Today was Day 1 of Sarah Hopkins’ two-day course in paper stencil screenprint technique that I’ve got a place on. I’m using a photograph (by Melvyn Williams) from my recent Waun Wen artist residency as the basis of the image, but as I develop the layers of colour it will probablyContinue reading “Papercut Screen Stencils”