Last week I had a print day with my group Inkline at the Curwen; it was the first day working together this year as we missed a day last month while the whole studio was being rewired following the fire last year. It was lovely to see everyone again. Here are some of my group: Lauren and Maria and
Mike with Kate busy in the background.
My main aim was to expose some silk screens using some of my photographs.
Pebbles on Findhorn beach.
A log pile in a forest in France.
A slab of rock by the beach in Tasmania.
The images (manipulated on Photoshop) ready on film.
I was putting the images on to screens for textiles and for paper (they have a different thread count to the mesh).
The first exposure on the textile screens didn't work as they needed a longer exposure time - the emulsion all started to come away as I was washing it off so I had to start all over again, first stripping the screens clean. All very time consuming (the whole day) but I now have 4 screens to play around with once I'm back home (in Dorset for Easter).
While I waited for emulsion etc. to dry I managed to pull 3 prints of my latest lino cut, a Great spotted woodpecker. I'm going to hand colour his lovely red parts.
It needs to be framed and ready to deliver to an exhibition in Cambridge next week; first job when I go home tomorrow!