Cow Crowding

Original woodcut completed at The Sudbourne Park Printmakers workshop earlier in the year. This woodcut was based on one of my original drawings during a time of acute illness. Over many visits, watching the cows crowding together with the gorgeous Suffolk landscape as a backdrop, I began to feel well. So, personally, it makes me…

Local Landscape

Latest woodcut and initial hand burnished prints. Just a few adjustments then I’ll explore the use of colour.

Etching using soft ground

Etching is a process that I’m currently exploring. The featured image is a sketch from one of my recent photos. Below are my initial attempts. There’s a great deal of experimenting and work to be done before I reach my goal with this one! The point is, try something new & work towards your goal….

Hand burnished print from woodcut

A local view sparked the idea, followed by a sketch and photo for reference back in the studio. Working out what to carve away or what to leave consumed my initial thought processing although I have to admit to enjoying a certain amount of unpredictability in the outcome. After hand burnishing the back of the…

Art Exhibition

Looking forward to seeing some of you at Great Glemham Church Art Exhibition over the weekend. Plenty to see and do, so why not make a day of it. Enjoy!

New Work

by Susan Whatling New work from my garden studio this morning, freshly cut soft linoblock and hand pulled prints. For the original drawing, I used chalk on large black paper, to capture the highlights I saw on the life drawing model. Next, I photographed the drawn image, printed off a photo and traced it. The…

Early Days of Etching

Using a recent sketch of Suffolk landscape, while learning some of the processes involved in soft ground etching…

The Alde Valley Spring Festival 2017

A visit to White House Farm today for the grand opening of the Alde Valley Spring Festival did not disappoint. Journeying the country roads beneath drizzle, combined with flashes of yellow and freshly ploughed browns, set the scene for the meeting of intrigued, creative minds. Below: a section of painting I recently created in direct response to locality….

What makes an image?

Or rather, what is it about an image that attracts us? What do you see in this image? Maybe nothing more than blobs of colour… Recently, an artist commented on this abstract in my sketchbook, describing it as a rising temple in a mist. So, when you next consider dismissing an idea, get a freash…

Going with the flow

Drawing, painting…creating, let the idea build or just do it. Be realistic about how long something may take, set a reasonable amount of time for your goal and just begin. Every brush stroke or pencil mark is a step forward.