|Gouache on A5 board|
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Last weekend I did a two day photo-etching course at the The Limerick Printmakers with Suzannah O'Reilly. I now feel comfortable enough to do this process on my own. I think it will be a strong factor in my studio practise. The first etching above, was not wiped enough, I had trouble getting the plate right, and when I went to ink it up to print the second time, unfortunately the film came away from the plate making it a right off. Why it did this, no one knows but I am happy to make another plate of this image as I believe it will be a successful print. The second etching is of an old family photo, I liked the shading and reflection of the cat in the mirror. Again the film started to come away from the plate, you can see were I tried to repair the damage with a q-tip and ink. The last image was just an experiment with drawing on acetate and exposing it onto the plate. A good way to get different lines, from pen, pencil est. and to transfer a drawing to a plate.
Mother Nature in Hand, Watercolour, and ink on vintage pastel 17x25cm paper. These will be on display and for sale in February at the Adare Heritage Centre.
Some visual research for these works:
|Mother of God the Unfading Bloom|
from the Workshop of St. Elisabeth Convent
Joos Van Cleve. Madonna and Child (detail)
|Marie Félix Hippolyte Lucas|
|"Madonna of the Pinks" |
(detail), c. 1506-07, by Raphael