All The Different Layers – The Last One!

And here’s the final layer of the photo-screen print I did at a recent course a couple of weeks ago, with Scotland-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop. It came from a tiny quick sketch in ballpoint pen that I enlarged on a photocopier and then printed out onto an acetate sheet. This became the stencil for aContinue reading “All The Different Layers – The Last One!”

All The Different Layers … Step 3

I added a stone-y colour to my screenprint for the third stage, which sets the background to part of the wall and the upright at the bottom of the steps. Next, the linework … I did this at a weekend screen printing course a couple of weeks ago, with Scotland-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop. It’s basedContinue reading “All The Different Layers … Step 3”

All The Different Layers … Step 2

This is the next stage of the work I did at a weekend screen printing course a couple of weeks ago, with Scotland-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop. I printed a sort of teal colour for the sky above the little row of houses in Waun Wen Terrace. The original stencil was acrylic paint brushed ontoContinue reading “All The Different Layers … Step 2”

All The Different Layers ….. Step 1

I did a weekend screen printing course a couple of weeks ago, with Scotland-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop. We were working with layers of photosensitive screen stencils, based on original drawings. I used a little sketch I’d done a few months back when I was working on a community arts project inContinue reading “All The Different Layers ….. Step 1”

Plants Are For Eating….

I spent a day at Swansea’s Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park last week, part of a three day drawing and screenprint course held by Edinburgh-based artist Kelly Stewart. It was interesting to draw there, but I’ve got to be honest, plants just don’t float my boat unless they’re on a plate ready to eat 😀Continue reading “Plants Are For Eating….”

A Long Weekend

It’s been a busy week and it didn’t let up at the weekend. I did a three-day drawing and screenprint course run by Edinburgh-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop, making multi-layer photo-stencil prints. It was great but I’m shattered. So off to chill now 😀 A Chance To Own One Of My ArtworksContinue reading “A Long Weekend”

City Centre Thug

  This image has had quite a lengthy journey. I did the original drawing (below) of a seagull, or city centre thug around these parts, at Swansea Museum weeks ago, working with Edinburgh-based printmaker Kelly Stewart, sketching antique taxidermy birds and bugs from the Museum collections.     Then I created a transparency to transferContinue reading “City Centre Thug”

Who Ate All The Pies?

Who Ate All The Pies? I spent the afternoon down at Swansea Print Workshop, working alongside other artists, heads down, printmaking. I worked with two others, preparing silkscreens with Azicol photosensitive solution. I’m going to make a photoscreen from a drawing I did recently, of a seagull during a drawing day at Swansea Museum.  Continue reading “Who Ate All The Pies?”

The Scourge Of The City

I did this drawing of a seagull a couple of weeks ago at Swansea Museum from a stuffed seagull in the Museum’s stores. I think it’s a herring gull (but I’m not sure). If it is, then it’s on the conservation danger list, which surprises me because there are thousands of them around here. They’reContinue reading “The Scourge Of The City”

The Bugs

  Here’s a selection of bugs from my series of silkscreened postcard-sized prints I did recently at Swansea Print Workshop. One’s a cockchafer and the other a violet ground beetle from a collection at Swansea Museum’s archives.   I printed some onto paper prepared with chine collé. I had printed sheets of handmade paper madeContinue reading “The Bugs”