Thursday, 22 September 2011


So many thanks to Laura who v. patiently showed me how to monoprint over my wood cut. The result is good. I am going to cut out a new block to recreate the effect above. I like the immediacy using the monoprint technique and it has definitely shown me how to rescue the sky in this print.

Friday, 16 September 2011

So a few more colours added and I decided to stop. The sky contrast has come out stronger than I wanted and I need to add more detail to the sand but am taking some time to consider how. I may attempt some monoprint on top next week. Any ideas?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Low Tide at Portobello

The shapes left on the beach by puddles at low tide fascinate me, little bits of broken sea trapped on the sand. As usual I am horribly nervous about doing the next layer.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Blue sky thinking

I have a bit of a love hate thing going on with skies. I love sketching sky but printing not so much. Hair and sky are my nemesis, I can't draw hair and I can't print skies to my satisfaction. So I have been practising various techniques before embarking on my next print which is very much about the sky.