Category P1 Research Point

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 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 […]

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 […]

Part One Introducing monoprints Research Point

For the first research point, we were asked to research learning logs by other OCA printmaking students. I googled students and was interested to see the variety of work and different ways the students have interpreted the exercises. Many students seem to struggle initially with the printing medium and amounts, dilution of the inks or […]