I visited the annual exhibition of work from the Society of Wood Engravers at Bankside Gallery this week – if you are interested in printmaking you have till tomorrow to see this exhibition.
Here are my favourite three prints from the exhibition in no particular order – it’s always the birds that get my attention time and time again. Click on the images to be taken to the artists’ websites.
Julian Witts, ‘Black Grouse’, Black & White Woodcut.
Peter Brown, ‘The Stalker’, Linocut
Rosamund Fowler, ‘Cherry Blossom’, Wood Engraving
Last weekend for the Art Hub Print Open exhibition at Art Hub Gallery in Deptford.
The gallery is a 15min walk from Greenwich Market, I recommend doing both! Have a look on this map https://goo.gl/maps/HHwTapfKi8z
Ever wondered what I look like? Well here I am on the private view night with my two colourful Alhambra linocuts.
I’m really excited to have two of my linocut prints on the Alhambra selected for display in Art Hub Print Open exhibition at Art Hub Gallery in Deptford. Roll on opening night!
I’ve been proofing linocut prints of apples. Initially conceived as a print exploring positive and negative space; I found it hard to resist adding colour. In this case I’ve added colour using the method of chine–collé; which means collaging coloured paper onto the white paper surface and then printing on top of that coloured paper.
To get the registration right you glue the coloured paper at the same time as you print. So once your linocut block is inked, you place your cut out coloured paper forms on the inked linocut block with the glue side facing outwards, then you lay your white printing paper on top and press as normal.
For the below images I added the coloured forms for the apples and their attached leaves at the time of printing. Afterwards I collaged the other two floating leaf forms. I intend to edition these as I really like their retro mid-century modern feel. I’m calling them ‘Apple Pop’ because of the bright ‘popping’ colours of the collaged paper.
(© Catherine Cronin)