Tuesday, 15 December 2009

In the workshop: Karen Davies

It's been a fun packed day in the studio with Karen Davies - 'Egg Girl.' We made some test stones using rubbing ink and giving 'Acid Tinting' a whirl - with lovely black ink, Penguin rings and Blackcurrent & Liquoirce a plenty.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Dan Lovelace: Signing

It's been a busy few days in the workshop. Dan has produced a bunch of new work, a "Lucha Libre" series of monotypes with hand drawing, monoprints and a set of eight photo-polymer intaglios. It was good to let the etching press stretch it's legs, we will be making more use of it in the future.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

New Artist: Dan Lovelace

On Sunday we were delighted that Dan Lovelace made the long journey up from London to spend a week in the workshop. We made a start on Monday morning after a relaxing evening sampling the local beverages, purchasing books from the honesty piano and enjoying a wee bit of folk music.

Dan is initially working versions of three images as monotypes which may have hand drawn elements and/or possibly move forward as monoprints.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Carl Bromhead & Karl de Vroomen - artist web pages

New artist web pages have now been added to the website for Carla Bromhead and Karl de Vroomen.

Carla came along in August to collaborate on three lithographs for the Publishing Award she was given back in May. Have a flick through the blog archive for August to see Carla at work drawing on the stones. Approvals were signed in November and the projects will be editioned in early 2010.

Karl completed five days of monotyping as his Postgraduate Publishing Award last week and they are now up on the website and available for purchase. Six of the pieces are available through his gallery Opus-art.

These monotypes, along with a selection of new works by other artists, will be on show and available to buy in the Christmas Exhibition at Opus Art from December 11, 2009, with an exclusive Preview Evening on Thursday, December 10, 2009, from 6-9pm.

Come along to browse and buy while you a glass or two of wine and a mince pie to get you in the festive spirit! More info...