Tag Archives: Monoprinting

Thin Places – More Studies


Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood. – C S Lewis

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Work in Progress: Painting Exercise Using a Limited Palette


All images arising at the moment result from an art programme I’m undertaking. Last week’s course module dealt with balancing colour values using a palette limited to black, white, dark cadmium red and yellow ochre. This is my second year … 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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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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Chinese Lanterns and Draconids


I promised in my last blog to turn up by the light of Chinese lanterns. Well, here they are – some eco collographs using these spectacular flowers. And if you’re anywhere north, don’t miss out on the weekend’s Draconid Meteor … Continue reading

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Rorschach as Poetry: A Suite of Eco Prints on Watercolour Paper Postcards


Another experiment using in part a technique (creating mirror images) from Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop. Instead of silk fabric, I’ve used a book of watercolour paper postcards whose blank faces have been awaiting activation for a couple of … Continue reading

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