Monthly Archives: November 2014

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Project 2 Positive and Negative masked Monoprints – The Design

Finding a Design This project involved creating a design which works well as both a positive and a negative shape.  When studying shibori textile dyeing in Japan, my teacher was very keen that his students thought carefully about the negative and well as the positive space when designing the shibori patterns. I took great interest […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Research Point Degas

For this research point, we were asked to take a look at monoprints by Degas and write about how have they been achieved and how successful they are. I started off by doing some internet research on Degas. I was most familiar with his pastels, paintings, drawings of ballet dancers but was less familiar with his […]

Printmaking 1 Part 1 Project 1 Painted Monoprint from Life

Having worked with some abstract paintings on the printing plate, we were now asked to make an image, starting with some sketches of two contrasting objects. I chose a little still-life comprising of a cast metal seated figurine and a tall wooden vase, which I thought would offer contrast.  I drew some sketches and then […]