Category Archives: Printmaking

Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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The Last of the Handmade Markmakers – for Now


Here’s two mark-makers, out of one. It was originally a sponge roller. The sponge had deteriorated a bit. I took it off and replaced it with rubber bands. I cut notches into the sponge and now I’ve a sponge stamp … Continue reading

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Even More Home-Made Paintbrushes


“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them as an artist.” Pablo Picasso

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Japanese Anemone 2011


“No-one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus About a month ago, my computer crashed. I was about to buy a new one, but … and I … Continue reading

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A Lot of Edges Called Perhaps


“I have a lot of edges called Perhapsand almost nothing you can callCertainty.”   Mary Oliver

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Work in Progress


Sample of layered work on silk satin using a range of eco, botanical, contact printing methods from Kathy Hays Design courses, and using plant matter harvested from my garden.

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Eco Print on Silk


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Another Test Eco Print on Silk Satin


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Eco Printing to the Accompaniment of Quanta Qualia


Made this print today while listening to composer Patrick Hawes‘ sublime Quanta Qualia, which I’m rehearsing for The Isolation Choir’s virtual Summer School. I’ve made this little sample print as part of an online course on eco printing run and … Continue reading

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Tannin and Tone and Chrome


I’ve just performed at the first virtual concert of the Self-Isolation Choir Summer School. It was a week learning and rehearsing – under the guidance of musical director Ben England – a selection of works from the repertoire of the … Continue reading

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