Works in Progress

Development with Watercolour Monoprinting

New ideas, thoughts, work... it takes time, for me at least. Can't be forced... although targets are always good! I have been working with some of my friends towards a collaborative project- it is still in the tentative beginning stages, but just meeting up regularly and talking about our practice has been really beneficial. Of course, working in the print studio is also a great motivator! I was introduced to Watercolour Monoprintingrecently, which will be available soon as a wee course at DCA, if you want to learn how. It is so easy: essentially just painting with watercolour on a perspex plate, allowing to dry, then printing normally through a press with damp paper, reactivating the watercolour paint. You can take many prints from the same plate, too, which is different from regular monoprinting. They do get gradually softer, but it is a lovely effect to play with. It's quite suited to my painting style, too.

Okay, here are some things I have been doing with watercolour monoprinting! Magical Spheres and Fictional Landscapes...

Watercolour Monoprint #1
Watercolour Monoprint #1
Watercolour Monoprint #2
Watercolour Monoprint #2
Watercolour Monoprint with Screen Print
Watercolour Monoprint with Screen Print

The November Blog Post Clean Out, + New Work

I have had to archive a lot of my blog today: it has been going since 2009 when I was a student, and had amassed many files, course related posts and general sludge. It was at the point where I would have had to pay a lot more money for web space, so I decided to give it a little autumn/spring clean instead. I have privately archived the older things, and plan to post new things about my favourite artists I may have blogged about in the past. It was quite enlightening reading through the old stuff, actually: influences I had forgotten about and ideas I never followed through with, in favour of other things. In other news...

I have been working on a whole new body of work! I like where it's going and it feels natural and exciting making the new stuff. Most recently, I have been experimenting with stereogram .gifs, lenticular prints, and constructing otherwordly relics.

ARTEFACT 1.3
ARTEFACT 1.3