Local Landscape

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

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….

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…

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…

Upcoming Exhibition

Timely opportunity to exhibit alongside other talented local artists and crafts makers. Venue: Great Glemham, Suffolk, UK. Weekend: 25th February, 2017. Work progressing from local woodland sketches.

Sketchbook

Recently, I wanted to try out a more vibrant style of acrylic painting. This is where the sketchbook comes in very useful. Whatever stage you are at, the sketchbook is a terrific starting point. It’s not just about drawing, it’s a resource for you; your ideas, your likes/dislikes, colour swatches, shapes, magazine images, photos and when you’ve…