Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Above is a lithograph resulting from the drawing featured a couple of posts ago. I used an aluminium lithographic plate which I learnt tends to print with more contrast than the original drawing, but that said I am happy with the result & happy to be learning about new ways of working. Below is a large monotype that I did primarily to explore the process. I used water-based printing ink which forced me to work more quickly than I usually would. The image was made using a rag to remove the ink. I really enjoyed the painterly and direct approach of the monotype and plan to do more soon. Both the lithograph and the monotype are about 20 x 30 inches.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The art supply store was out of stock of my usual grey-green paper so this week I drew on a very stimulating 'amethyst' instead!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I am enjoying the opportunity to learn lithography - this is a photograph of my drawing done in litho crayon on an aluminium plate. It was supposed to be a bit of a test image, but the fine grained surface of the plate felt beautiful to draw on and I ended up getting really involved in creating an atmosphere. The plate is almost finished etching so hopefully I will be able to get some good prints out of it!

ALSO here are more figures:

studio wall (in one of many states):
AND an amazing leaf I saw today:

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Here are some figure drawings from the last week or so - the top three were are done at a life drawing session and the last two are from photo reference as an exercise for the Visual Literacy Program.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

color water

I made the light spots in the top rectangle using alum crystals and the rings in the bottom rectangles with drops of alcohol... that is all for now :)