Wednesday, 2 September 2009


I have just spent the last couple of days playing with some non chicken ideas in my sketch book,

I have started to make collagraph plates of these 2 finches. These 2 drawings are tonal plans, when I have finished the tile cement plates I am hoping to experiment with viscosity inking using the experiments I did earlier in the year as a starting point.

It is good to have a few ideas in hand, I always feel bereft when I have finished a printed piece.

I do have a backlog of drawings which need to be converted into collagraphs or etchings. How do the rest of you cope with more ideas than time or is it that I am managing things really badly?

All these drawings in my sketch book have been achieved using printed acrylic paint, ink washes and bits of collage here and there.


SCB said...

Just beautiful! I love the finches with the backgrounds... Know what you mean about ideas and time, but then I think I'm a bit lazier than you and don't get around to making enough drawings OR putting them into print.

Sharon McSwiney said...

Beautiful birdies!xx

layers said...

I am also working on a series with nests, eggs and crows so I am drawn to your work.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh I really like your work! The birds, eggs and background effects.