Archive | February, 2013

Sainsbury Centre

19 Feb

Made my trip to the Sainsbury Centre today to deliver ‘Granddad’ for the exhibition next week.  The artworks will be on show from Monday next week and will be auctioned for charity on Thursday evening.

I was pleasantly surprised with my reception at the Sainsbury Centre, I was taken to meet the lady who is running it all and she was really grateful for my contribution so I’m glad I went ahead with it.  Hopefully I’ll find out how much he sold for sometime next week!

L

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New Etching

13 Feb

I had an experiment yesterday at Wensum Lodge to see if the acid they had was still working, it took a bit longer than usual but I managed to get a good bite after an hour! (Things will be improved as and when!) I’ve started some work on the theme of shadows and intend to carry on using different printing methods to build up images.  I really want to make some progress with my artwork this year and am excited to be trying out different materials and finding ways around things with Gini.  We are planning to have a ‘fun’ day next week to get some new ideas on the go so hopefully i’ll have some new images to post next week!

L

I looks a bit naff at the moment but is just the line etching.  Will experiment with soft ground over the top and make the figures into silhouettes.  The figure on the right has already been bitten so will have a darker line that the one on the right, which I have just drawn.

I looks a bit naff at the moment but is just the line etching. Will experiment with soft ground over the top and make the figures into silhouettes. The figure on the right has already been bitten so will have a darker line than the one on the left, which I have just drawn.

Plans in Progress

11 Feb

What with working as a full time chef, a part time print technician and my PTLLS course under way it’s been a busy start to 2013.  I haven’t managed to create new work for a while, and to be honest i’ve been avoiding the workshop in case I get snowed in but I have somehow managed to come up with ideas for a whole new project of work that will be experimental and fresh!  (watch this space…)

I had an email to inform me that I have not got into the Norwich Print Fair this year, which I have mixed feelings about, however I am seeing it as an opportunity to enjoy making for a while, with out any pressures.  Hopefully i’ll get myself organised enough to sort out a solo exhibition on one of the many Norwich wall spaces!!

GOOD NEWS on the other hand, I have been asked to donate a piece of my work to ‘Starting Bid’, a charity auction of local artworks at the Sainsbury Centre, UEA. The auction takes place on Feb 28th at 7pm and the artwork will be on show for a week beforehand so hopefully i’ll get some exposure through that! So i’ll be sending me old Granddad along for the event:

Granddad £90 (unframed)Working with etching and aquatint from a photograph of my grandfather in the 1930's

Granddad £90 (unframed)
Working with etching and aquatint from a photograph of my grandfather in the 1930’s

Things are also going really well at Wensum Lodge, working with Gini Hanbury.  Although we currently have to work around the facilities available we are getting ideas together to try and improve the printmaking areas, focussing on how we might make etching more possible.  Gini even has suggested that we should keep an eye out for workshop spaces in town so we could look into setting up somewhere that is more accessible to the general public and artists. This would all depend on funds etc but is something I really wanted to do before I even met Gini!

Overall 2013 is looking to be a busy year but will hopefully help me to make tracks in both my creative and professional careers and as always, i’ll try to keep this old chestnut updated with my progress!

Thanks for reading, Laura