Tuesday, 31 March 2015

And mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up

Today is such an exciting day. I am delivering Ophelia to the RA for the second round of judging. 
This humble little print is my first attempt at etching and I absolutely loved producing it.
I'm not massively confident about processing further; to be honest I'm just really chuffed to have got to the second round, but there is still a chance of being accepted, and that mere thought fills me with joy. So, I plan to enjoy the experience and hope that I get lucky. It would be so fabulous to have a piece of my work hung in such an amazing exhibition alongside such wonderful artists.
All I can do after today is wait and cross my fingers! :)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Time flies...again!

How is it possible that it's nearly the end of March?
Sorry for not blogging sooner, but it's been very busy here with lots of good stuff.
My resolution to do more painting has failed miserably but I have been much more successful with my jewellery and my new love, printmaking.
Here are some of my first attempts:

Lino-print Robins

Mono-print Avocet

Etching of Ophelia

I think I love etching the best. There is something extremely satisfying about turning the handle of a printing press and then uncovering your finished print. Just brilliant.
The course has been amazing. Under the careful tutoring of Liam Biswell I've been introduced to all sorts of printing techniques and it's been so fabulous to be surrounded by so many creative and talented people. The whole experience has been a joy.