This is a series of images showing how a small painting developed from an example used in class. I had looked in my photos for a hill to help with my drawing but adding the tree and the cottage made it a bit more interesting. I was able to scratch the watercolour from the gesso to help with drawing. Building up thin layers and wiping them off with a cotton bud to create highlights.
To keep in touch and to keep us off the streets I will be posting ideas to extend the work we did in class this term.
If I get good at this you will be able to comment and ask questions and even share your work.
Go to the Art Club page for some chat about ways of using gesso in a mixed media piece
Making paper from plant materials and printing images of roots and root sections onto the paper.
A latex cast of a turnip plant, the roots are so fine that they became completely coated in the latex however the plant is now more robust and easy to handle.I plan to use the latex cast to make a photo sensitive etching plate. And print from that as the cast is very fragile.
Baby turnips grown in hydroponics over two weeks at the James Hutton Institute. Planning to press them into plant papers, or collage them into prints. Roots are very fine and needed to be floated onto paper so that I could spread them .
I am currently casting larger roots grown over 6 weeks with thin layers of latex which I can then use as a mould for casting plant papers.
Printroom are currently exhibiting at Cambo Househttp://www.camboestate.com/ nr St Andrews and opening on Friday the 5th of August in the Edinburgh Drawing School http://www.edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk/home
I am exhibiting prints of Diatoms phytoplankton found in fresh and salt water and used in research into sea level change. ie if you find fresh water diatoms in sediment cores taken from the sea, sea level has increased.
Exhibition at Cambo House open daily from 10 am until 4pm. Printroom Dundee members are showing framed and unframed prints.