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”

Printing Press Porn! A Short Video.

Here’s a short film of a stunner! The lovely Columbian printing press at Swansea Print Workshop. Easily my most favourite press in the world. I drool over it. Well, not literally. That would make it icky.   Invented by American George Clymer around 1813, it took over from the Stanhope Press and allowed a wholeContinue reading “Printing Press Porn! A Short Video.”

Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan

Here’s a short time-lapse film of me drawing Pen Y Fan en plein air using Derwent Inktense watercolour blocks and a portable watercolour brush. The view is from the Mynydd Illtud standing stone. Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery in Spain. Phil isContinue reading “Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan”

Face Across A Room – 4.

Here’s another quick sketch when I was out and about. This time, I tried scribbling someone who was talking. It’s good practice as I have to cope with a face in constant motion. I used a ballpoint pen into my A5 leather-bound sketchbook. Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relativeContinue reading “Face Across A Room – 4.”

Face Across A Room 3.

Another interesting face scribbled across a bar on Friday night, with a ballpoint pen into my A5 sketchbook. I love doing this, capturing these little still moments in people’s lives. Does that make me a voyeur? Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery inContinue reading “Face Across A Room 3.”

Face Across A Room 2

Out on Friday night, saw an interesting face across the bar, had to have a scribble didn’t I? With a ballpoint pen into my leather-bound A5 sketchbook. Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery in Spain. Phil is disabled by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and the operationContinue reading “Face Across A Room 2”

The Cat Loves A Dali ….

I began to copy Salvador Dali’s “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross” back in the Autumn, in a Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner. I started painting along with Ed early in lockdown in Spring 2020 and made it my pandemic goal to improve my painting skills. I’ve learned loads by copying greatContinue reading “The Cat Loves A Dali ….”