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
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!