Tag Archives: Etching

Exhibition Time!

23 Jun

I’ve been more proactive this year in applying for exhibitions and trying to get my work seen by a wider audience, and although it costs to submit work, so far it seems to be paying off as I have three events coming up in the next few months!

I’ll be showing three pieces of work at next weeks’ Royal Norfolk Show, 28th and 29th of June, this is my third year of taking part and as I sold both works last year I have been invited to submit three this time… On show will be my latest etching of Granddad and friends – ‘The MG’, as well as ‘Millicent’- a portrait of my Grandma and an early etching of mine – ‘Granddad’.

I’m excited to have recently found out that ‘The MG’ has also been shortlisted for the Holt Festival – Sir John Hurt Art Prize exhibition, 24th -31st July! A great selection of works by local artists will be on show and the prize will be announced by Lady Anwen Hurt on Sunday the 23rd of July!

'The MG' £195 unframed £230 framed

‘The MG’ £195 unframed £230 framed

I’m also taking part in the 22nd (my 5th) Norwich Print Fair from the 4th – 16th of September. For this I’ve been working on some new prints based on ‘the hand-made’ and so far have produced some portraits of volunteers at the John Jarrold Printing Museum. Below are two new prints that are a combination of etching and collagraph, ‘Bill’ and ‘Jerry’.

I’m still waiting to hear if I have got into the Woolwich Print Fair in London, 20th – 23rd October… Watch this space!

Thanks for reading…

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New etching – ‘The MG’

26 Apr

I have now completed a larger etching of my Granddad and friends admiring an MG in the 1930s. It is part of the same series of work, but I have experimented further with mark-making in the soft ground and used a mezzotint burnisher to add highlights and reduce the cotton texture in some areas.

I also decided to print in a colour blend, rather that the usual black and white and am really pleased with the effect this has. Colours used were Raw Umber (Lawrence intaglio ink) and Turquoise Lake (Intaglio Printmakers ink).

'The MG' £195 unframed £235 framed

‘The MG’ £195 unframed £235 framed

 

Courses at Print to the People

17 Mar

There are a number of courses now open for bookings at Print to the People, Norwich, over the next few months. With a bigger team of printmaking tutors, we now have more processes for you to try and some of the courses book up really fast so be sure to book now!

We also have an online ‘shop’ on our website where there is more info and images of each course and you can book directly from there… here’s the link!

http://printtothepeople.com/shop

Courses i’m teaching on include lino printing, muliple block printing, collagraph for beginners, drypoint and etching! Spaces still available !!

Printmaking Courses: Summer Term!

10 Mar

Enrolments for courses are now open for the summer term at Wensum Lodge!

Due to popular demand, I am now running two ‘Lino Printing for Beginners’ courses, one on Monday evenings (10 weeks) from 7-9pm and on Thursday mornings (12 weeks) from 10am-12pm.

There is also a ‘Printmaking – next steps’ course (10 weeks) available on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm. This will cover a range of techniques including drypoint, lino cut, monoprint and collagraph…

I am hoping to also get my ‘Intaglio for Beginners’ course up and running again, involving drypoint and etching, will soon update if this goes ahead!

For more information including course fees and how to enrol, follow this link:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/arts-and-crafts

Latest Work and News!

3 Mar

 

Admittedly I have had my usual lull between September and January in terms of doing my own art work! I am now teaching two leisure courses in Lino Printing for Beginners and a level 1 and level 2 NCFE in craft: Printmaking  at Wensum Lodge in Norwich. I am also a sessional tutor at City College and teach on the Art Foundation course on Tuesday afternoons.

Wednesdays, however, are still my day at Print to the People and during the quiet (and cold) winter months I have been working on a new etching of my Granddad and friends admiring an old MG in the 1930s.

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Shortly after starting this plate I was sent the usual email asking to show interest in taking part in this year’s Norwich Print Fair. At the time I had only done the initial hard ground line drawing but I sent this in and have been offered a place in the exhibition again in September!

Below are more images of my plate in progress and what I have done at each stage…

  1. The hard ground line drawing. Etched in Ferric chloride for 1 hour (it takes longer in the cold!)

2. First soft ground. Ran through press with a piece of cotton across the whole surface. White areas stopped out and additional lines added for a soft tone – these were drawn through tracing paper to give a more pencil like line when etched. Etched in weaker solution for 6-8 minutes.

3. Second soft ground etch. Focusing on the tree. Used an edge of mount card and scrunched up tissue to create random marks for the leaves (rather than drawing them individually!) Also re drew softer lines to create a darker tone on figures and the car.

4. Proof 2 and proof 3. Planning to burnish a ‘horizon’ and get rid of random marks in background. Might do one more etch but i’m pleased with the latest print…(white patches are where I tried to use whiting powder to lighten the background but it didn’t work well over the soft ground texture so going to burnish instead.)

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I’m aiming to have this print ready to exhibit in the Royal Norfolk Show in July alongside two other works. I sold both A Grand Day Out and A Grand Day Out #2 there last year, so I have been asked to submit 3 pieces this time!

Watch this space and thanks for reading,

LWHITEPRINTS

 

 

Print to the People: Etching Facilities update!!!!

16 Sep

We have been working hard over the summer to sort out our etching facilities at Print to the People! This Wednesday I spent time doing a test etching to check that it’s all in working order before the Introduction to Etching course on the 8th of October (http://printtothepeople.com/courses)

Up until now, there has been no where for people to access etching in Norwich and it’s been my dream since finishing university in 2010 to set up facilities for graduates, artists and enthusiasts to continue experimenting with this traditional printmaking technique.

For now, we will mainly be working with ferric chloride and copper and the maximum plate size that will fit in the etching tank is A3, however we do have larger trays as well.  We are also focussing on hard ground and soft ground as we are a bit limited for space, but we have an aquatint box in storage so watch this space!!!

If you interested in trying this technique check out the course info on the link above, or if you or some one you know has experience in etching then spread the word as you will be able to book an induction via intaglio@printtothepeople.com from October!

 

Print to the People: Courses!!

1 Sep

There are still spaces available on the Autumn course programme at Print to the People!

We are ready to launch new equipment and processes and have been working over the summer to ensure that we can cater for all printmaking needs!

There are available spaces for RISOGRAPH, DRYPOINT, REPEAT PATTERN, ETCHING, MONPRINT, COLLAGRAPH, LINO CUT, CYANOTYPE, SCREEN PRINTING AND A DIY CHRISTMAS CARD PRINT SPECIAL!!

 

Check out the full course info here:

http://www.printtothepeople.com/courses

Some SCREEN PRINT, LINO and LETTERPRESS courses are fully booked or have limited availability but you can always contact us about our OPEN ACCESS facilities via the following emails:

mail@printtothepeople.com 

General enquiries / Screen printing open access

courses@printtothepeople.com  

Courses enquiries and bookings

intaglio@printtothepeople.com 

Intaglio enquiries / Intaglio open access