Tag Archives: Paula Modersohn-Becker

In The SPace

5 Dec

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Swansea Print Workshop has a temporary artspace, The SPace, in the heart of the city and one of the benefits is that it gives our members a pop up gallery. Here are my series of screenprinted portraits of women artists who inspire me and four of my drawings of ancestral burial sites in Pembrokeshire – I drew them in the rain a few weeks ago. There’s also a collagraph fox by Kara Seaman and a drawing by Hannah Lawson.

The SPace is open to the public Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11.30 – 5.00 until the middle of February.

Artist And Bird

3 Jun

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I’m cracking on with the series of screenprints I’m doing on dead women artists. This is my edition (of 25) featuring Paula Modersohn-Becker. In the next week I’ll complete editions on another 5 artists, eight in all. I’ll be taking them to sell at the London Art Car Boot Fair the weekend after next. So I’d better get my skates on! That’s Richard The Bird in the background.

Screening Paula and Käthe

12 May

I carried on preparing my silkscreen of portraits of two of my favourite artists, Paula Mödersohn-Becker and Käthe Kollwitz. Yesterday I painted the images onto a silkscreen using Speedball Diazo Drawing Fluid and a small sable brush. I let it dry overnight and today I applied the Diazo Filler Solution. I dribbled a little onto the screen (laying horizontally on some props) and scraped it over the blue painted images with a piece of clean mountboard (matte card). Then I let it all dry again.

Once the Filler Solution was dry, I rinsed the screen in my sink with warm water and the blue Drawing Fluid washed away, leaving a clear (yellow) area which is where the ink will be squeezed through onto the paper. But that will have to wait until I come back from visiting a friend – in Denmark! Lucky me 😀

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The washed screen

 

 

Paula and Käthe

11 May

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Something different today. I’m working on a silkscreen, planning a series of small screenprints based on my favourite artists. Here are the first two: Paula Mödersohn-Becker and Käthe Kollwitz, both active in the late 19th and early 20th century. I did some drawings based on photographs of the two artists, drew them onto the screen in pencil and then filled out the area to be printed with Speedball Diazo drawing fluid. I’ll let them dry overnight and then move onto the next stage, using Diazo screen filler.

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