Monday, 12 August 2013

Fiction Project

Neat! One of my spreads from The Fiction Project 2010 is featured on their tmblr site.





Here's a link to the full book in their digital library. http://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/5045

There is still time to enter the Fiction Project 2013. Sign up by September 30, 2013.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Beach Impressions

Riding around the seawall on the weekend, I took in the glorious sunshine, tremendous winds, crashing surf, rocky shoreline, and sandy beach. Sitting on a drift log, I did these quick sketches with charcoal. I'm learning the loose and free feel that charcoal encourages.















Saturday, 9 February 2013

Woodcut Reduction Printmaking


Over four Mondays in January I had the great honour of learning the art of woodcut reduction printmaking from Richard Tetrault at Malaspina Printmakers. We were encouraged to experiment and play. It was great fun. I worked on the underwater scene below. One block (pine plank) was used to create this 4 colour print. Scroll down to see the final print.



1st stage of cutting away pine plank - first colour
cut away areas will be white from the paper
2nd stage of cutting away for second colour


2nd stage 2 colour reduction print




3rd stage cutting away for third colour
3rd stage 3 colour reduction print
plus small hand printed blue colour block overaly


4th stage cutting for 4th colour



4th stage 4 colour reduction print - varied edition


4th stage 4 colour reduction print - varied edition


4th stage 4 colour reduction print - varied edition

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Winter Wonderland

Trees curled over by the weight of snow. Some see candy canes while others see whipped cream.