Saturday, 18 June 2011

winter moon

This one was a bit of an experiment, its an etching with the blue printed in relief, the tree in intaglio and the moon and ground are embossed - all printed in a single pass.

The inks I used were water based which caused the sky to bleed a bit too much - and the paper buckled on this one. I think it came out well on the whole though and its a trick i'll try again because registering different plates is a pain.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011


I went to Italy last week and did a small amount of sketching while I was there.

This was drawn at the Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo. The stone face sculpture was so big you could walk upright through the mouth and sit at a stone bench and table inside the head - it was awsome to the MAX.

Shame I couldn't figure out where the treasure was...

Thursday, 2 June 2011


These are going to be the last lot I think


Wednesday, 1 June 2011


 I said I'd be back!

These images use a CMYK palette because they were made to be printed on a laser copier and using the toner in neat blocks makes them come out super tangy and crisp... not because I've gone colour blind... 

Its pretty hard to shake the feeling that I should use a dark outline against a lighter fill, so I think this must be doing me good.