Drawings and Paper Works
Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
from August 2nd 2021
Some images from the opening.
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.
Exhibition at Cambo House open daily from 10 am until 4pm. Printroom Dundee members are showing framed and unframed prints.
From the Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott, and the title for an exhibition opening this Friday at the Kinblethmont Gallery near Arbroath.
Private View from 6pm until 9pm Friday and 11am until 1pm on Saturday. Then open daily from 10am until 5pm.
Dunadd and the River Add Watercolour on Gesso
Recently completed a series of etchings based on the Storegga Tsunami deposits at Montrose Basin. I wanted to combine what the deposits look like today with the idea of a Tsunami wave hitting the basin around 8000 years ago. I’m interested in what has changed and what has stayed the same about the landscape after sea floods and Tsunamis.
The collograph plate was textured with clay and peat from the tsunami deposits.