Simplifying

Following on from the last post, this is an example of moving on and then possibly moving too far on. I’m reminded to bring myself back to the awareness of that one fleeting moment… Firstly, in image one, the sky feels expansive, endless possibilities…Secondly, image two (and my favourite) demonstrates the delicacy and brightness of…

Realisation: Autumn Woodland

The local woodlands are still abundant with rich, striking colours. I love to immerse myself, witnessing nature as the sun rises and sets…sometimes I even sketch. It’s never a case of just what I see, it’s an impression, a feeling. Those feelings however can be so expansive and positively overwhelming that I find my work,…

Sugarlift and Aquatint

Last week at the beginning of a new term with Sudbourne Park Printmakers I began working with copper and experimenting with ‘sugarlift’ to create the image of trees which were sketched from visits to Sutton Hoo (photo 1) in Suffolk.   The process involves painting or drawing using the sugar solution, onto a prepared metal…

Open Studio This Weekend

Lovely turn out last weekend and I’m looking forward to meeting more of you tomorrow and Sunday. Open between 11am and 5pm. ‘Standing Strong,’ by Susan Whatling

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….

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…

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.