Autumn has arrived in my garden.I love this time of year,
especially when the weather is golden.
My garden is full of late flowers,
the nasturtiums are particularly glorious at the moment and edging the doorway to the shed.
But with Autumn comes the start of term. The 10 week printmaking
course at the yard:ARTspace is exploring
the collagraph technique of silk aquatint. A very sophisticated way of making a collagraph plate using a chiffon base to give rich velvety blacks and layers of glue to create tonal contrasts.
I am getting about too, I spent Saturday in Much Wenlock facilitating
a Viscosity Monoprint workshop for the
gallery Twenty Twenty.
An enthusiastic class produced lots of
with Mary, the gallery owner hosting a delicious lunch.
While I was in Much Wenlock, the painter Louise Millin Inchley was running a painting workshop at the yard:ARTspace, stunning results were achieved and I look forward
to Louise taking over the printmaking space to run more water soluble oil painting workshops in the future.
To finish off what has been a very busy week, I can announce that this collagraph has been accepted by the Royal West of England Academy's Annual Autumn Exhibition. Starting 4 October – 29 November in Bristol, it will be an interesting and varied exhibition, well worth a visit.