Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Weekend Workshop News

We had a glorious weekend for our Brusho sessions and it was great to see such inspired and varied work going up on the walls as the weekend progressed. I hope that everyone who took part got something out of it and will continue to work with the inks and different print processes at home. Here are a few photos taken on Sunday afternoon...

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Fruit and flowers with Inks

I have been doing some more experimenting with the brusho inks, using the thickener to add texture to the inks and then painting and print making with them. I tried painting onto an acetate sheet but the inks smudged too much so I have instead just made a print from a painting done on a sheet of cartridge. The absorbency of the paper helps to keep the ink stable. I shall attach a couple of test pieces... I added the lemons in after making the print for contrast.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

China Blue

I have a weekend of Brusho's coming up with my workshops at the Heron Corn Mill in Beetham.
I have bought a lovely selection of china and have been having a go myself this morning.... I love the blue and white theme and I think this could be the start of a new collection...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Coppice news...

Here is a detail from the watercolour which came out of the photoshopped piece I did last week. I managed to create the 'cut-up' look by using masking tape at various stages in its creation.
I have also been working on some charcoal drawings to inform my painting.