I’m working hard getting ready for my COS weekend at Burwash Manor next weekend where I’ll be showing my abstract paintings alongside the lino prints I’ve been working on. I love learning new techniques and am really happy with how the final editions have come out. I don’t have access to a press so they are all hand burnished, and I’ve married the fixed quality of the lino print with painterly backgrounds which make every print unique.
It’s always good to try something new. Having attended a lino printing workshop by the fantastic printmaker Nina Sage I’ve fallen in love with the process so will be developing some prints to show at Burwash Manor on 27th and 28th of July alongside my paintings. I’m still at the test print stage but am encouraged by the results so far.
Whereas my paintings (often influenced by the natural world) are usually abstract I’m enjoying sticking with representational images while mastering the printing techniques. The prints also allow me to use my preparatory drawings and observations in a new way.
Using the processes and materials to evoke/capture movement in a print through mark making, as in any medium, is very satisfying.