Archive | August, 2012

‘Tree House’ etching/woodcut

28 Aug

I have recently finished a new print that will be called ‘Tree House’.  The ideas behind the piece stem from previous work but I am particularly pleased with the outcome as I feel that it is the beginning of a new way of working.  I want to continue creating more layered effects and combining different printing methods.

The style of the tree (etching) derives from a continued reference to fairy tales and folklore while the house (woodcut) is based on a house I lived in not long ago and is printed in the the colours of a Wendy House, which is another element used before in my work.  I basically wanted to create an image that questioned the idea of personal space.  It is an adult house, positioned in a tree, set away from other people..

Woodcut print for ‘Tree House’

23 Aug

I am working on a new layered print that will be called ‘Tree House’.  The tree itself will be an etching but I decided to print the house as a woodcut to create a difference in style and texture.

New print

15 Aug

This is an experimental piece using woodcut, lino-cut reduction and embossing. These images show the first layers of colour, i’m now going to cut away some of the lino and print more colours over the top, but I have to let it dry in between. Finally i’ll emboss it with a collograph I have made…

River Bank (Willow Tree) finished

15 Aug

After a long old while I have finally finished ‘River Bank’.  It is at the framers and will be on sale for £190! I now have nine pieces framed and ready for the Print Fair but am hoping to get a couple more card designs done by then too!