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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Express Yourself

Last post I was talking about the things you’re passionate about.  Here’s hoping your ‘cup runneth over’. For me the passion is all about colour, texture and printmaking. I love the thick, buttery consistency of acrylic paints, the surprise of the first print when the paper is lifted and combining art processes. I also love…