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…

Freedom

The beginning of this new project continues to reflect my personal life at this time and a longing to be set free from fatigue. Birds in flight capture my attention wherever we are so here are more seagulls… Usually I write myself free but the ideas are many so I’m going to begin setting some…

Freedom and Infinite Possibilities

I’m still playing around with vinyl and to be honest I like the speed of it. Sometimes I use oil paint instead of printing ink to mock up an image. I really enjoy the process; the journey to the end r esult. The way I see it, is take your time to build your composition,…

Cheeky Chaps!

The last couple of days have been about experimenting with vinyl (dark material in top left picture) while I’m awaiting a shipment of soft lino. Wonderful advantages with vinyl as it really is soft and easy to cut. I decided to use this material to work on my designs and composition. I’m pleased with these…

Out for some new ideas

While some prints are hanging up to dry, I took a trip out for some new ideas. Always have a camera with me or at least the one on my phone. The sea air really was a tonic  and the breeze blew through my thoughts, inspiring new images from which I’d like to create some linocuts…

Woodcuts, Lino or potatoes?

At school do you remember printing from shapes cut out on potatoes then pressing them onto sugar paper. It’s still fun and there is of course, still a place for potatoes. You could try drawing onto wood; something like Japanese ply or anything you have similar. Experimenting is the process and remember to use your…