The Big Draw, Wickham Market

Looking forward to the private view this evening at All Saints Church, Wickham Market, from 7pm. I shall be exhibiting alongside many talented local artists and will have a small selection of framed and unframed work including etchings and woodcuts. The exhibition will run through Saturday until 4pm. http://www.wmartsproject.co.uk for further details of donations and projects…

Exhibition

Exhibition of prints by Sudbourne Park Printmakers can be seen at the Aldeburgh Gallery 143 High St, IP15 5AN, 11 – 17th. Open Daily 10am -5pm. Supporting The Prometheus Orchestra http://www.prometheusorchestra.co.uk

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

Welcome to Suffolk Open Studios!

I will be open between 11am and 5pm this weekend and next weekend only. Looking forward to seeing you, hope you can make it. There’s a range of artwork on display/ for sale, from relief prints & etchings, to paintings & greeting cards. Have a great weekend, Su.

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…