My journey into printmaking and retirement and life.....
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Another exciting printing day at the Curwen arrived! I was going to do some etching but changed my mind and thought I'd print some of my wren image, which is a wood cut (the only one I've done). To pass Stage 3 of this course you need to produce an edition of 5 of a print, which is not as easy as it sounds! It proved really difficult inking up each print consistently in order to get images exactly the same, as the wood is quite thick and slightly uneven. I pulled 20 prints and have probably got my 5; I felt a bit exhausted and haven't examined them closely yet; a job for this week.
My dear little wren took all morning, I then worked on cutting and printing trials of my aerial view. The cutting is taking ages and making my hand ache! The blocks for 2 more colours are now ready.
More later on progress of this print, as I am off to a party -The Green party; which is the little lane in my village where we used to live. It's a party for residents past and present, families and friends so should be fun!