Thursday, 22 October 2015


This is the view of the yard:ARTspace from the street.
And behind the green door during term time I teach 3, 10 week collagraph 
courses on Wednesdays in the morning, the afternoon and evening. We have now reached half term and yesterday explored viscosity inking on the silk aquatints we have been making this term.
From this intaglio inked plate with a touch of chine collee to...
this plate with a viscosity inked surface.
From this blended colour plate to ...
this exciting richly coloured work.
Everyone had exciting results, lifting already successful plates
to ooohs and aaahs when printing.
I first learnt to ink in this way from the artist/printmaker
Peter Wray, now living in Cornwall.
The process was developed in the
1930's by the British artist
Thank you to both these artists for developing this inking technique,
I am sure you will
agree, it brings collagraphs to life.

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