New Listings

Small, original watercolour images created during river walks and coastal visits. These can now be purchased from Etsy.com. Sale from 21st July until 20th August 2019.

Out from under darkness

Today I’m reminded what it takes to keep uplifted, out from under the darkness of chronic health conditions, those that threaten to hold us hostage from the outside world…thinking of those that I cherish, those that push through the pain & those that physically or mentally can’t. Recent watercolour sketches express my quiet moments witnessing…

A New Term of possibilities

Great to start back at Sudbourne Park Printmakers¬†this week. In preparation, I’ve been working from my Cornwall sketches. My first interpretation of one sketch this week involved using drypoint etching and monotype. On the left, two printing plates (acetate) are shown. The bottom one is etched and inked in a mixture of burnt umber, process…

Autumn Sketches

Everywhere I go there’s my small sketchbook, pens and watercolour. It only takes a few strokes to capture the moment and some additional photos. Inspiration and resources are soon abundant. Waterproof ink was used on this occasion, retaining the structure of the line when washed over with watercolour. My first sketches, below, were scribbly immediate…

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…

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….

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…