Monthly Archives: November 2014

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Research Point Contemporary Printmakers who rely heavily on texture in the prints

We were asked to find some contemporary printmakers who rely heavily on texture in their prints. I really enjoyed research a variety of printmakers and it was interesting to read through their artists’ statements and descriptions of their techniques and process. Here are a selection of printmakers I looked at with links to their websites: […]

Printmaking 1 Part1 Research Point – Backdrawing

We were asked to find some printmaking artists who use back drawing. I was already aware that Degas had used trace monotype in the 1890’s transferring his drawings by tracing them onto thin transparent paper but initially I found it hard to find other artists using this technique.  I googled the term ‘back drawing’ but […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Project 3 Backdrawing

Back-drawing is where a design is impressed on the back of the paper, after it has been laid over an inked printing plate.  Here is a back-drawing of the washing line in my garden.                                       And here […]

Printmaking 1 part 1 Project 3 – Variations using masks and multi-colours

  This section was all about experimenting with masks, layers of colours, painted printing plates etc. To start off I experimented with layering colours using the same mask. First of all I overprinted a positive mask in a different colour and then overprinted with the negative mask in a third colour.         […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Project 3 Two Coloured Masked Monoprints

In this project, we were asked to continue to use the masks from the previous section to make a two-coloured print. Eager to move on to the two-coloured masked monoprints, I soon realised that I should have taken more notice of the printing set-up requirements as I did not have two printing plates of the […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Project 2 Positive and Negative Masked Monoprints – Taking the print to paper

I decided to start out with black acrylic paint, with the addition of some medium. I had cut the templates to fit an A5 piece of paper. The printing plate was a little longer but I thought I could mask off the bit I wasn’t using.                   […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Research Point Matisse

Matisse’s ‘Blue Nudes’ Matisse found it increasingly difficult to paint from the early 1940s and following an operation when he was confined to a wheelchair, he gave up a painting and concentrated on cutouts. He cut out large shapes from paper painted according to his instructions by his assistants. The shapes were then fixed to […]