"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Proofing prints

I’m working on a series of small prints to develop some ideas from the Savages Spinney oak sketches. Every time I cycle up through the woods there are changes, fewer leaves, more or less wildlife, longer shadows, still  or swaying tree tops. It’s a lovely place.

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I am also learning more about cutting wood.I am learning how much it chips when you really don’t want it to and how deep the tools can embed themselves in my fingers. It’s a learning thing. I am sure that the more I learn the less damage I will do to myself and the wood.

Also as the leaves disappear the mosses and lichens on the trees become more apparent. A few colour notes.

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Lovely colours and curious structures.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always, I enjoy what you post. For what it's worth, and excellent book on traditional woodblock from Japan may be found. It is "The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking" by Kari Laitinen et al. Have a wonderful, art-ful year ahead!

sharp green pencil said...

Thank you! I do actually have the book and yes its wonderful. I have a lot to learn! Its going to be an interesting 2017.. Val