Six

i. Earlier this week I had the privilege of viewing, and drawing from, a selection of prints at the Tate Prints and Drawings Room (which I booked several weeks ago on the advice of Paul Coldwell). I wanted to use this appointment to think about the qualities that I aspire to in my own printmaking. It was the gestural, painterly marks in the prints by de Kooning and Tucker that I found most exciting. (Maybe the woodcut isn’t the way forward after all…)

ii. We finally had an induction in lithography. My initial project proposal was to explore the 'painterly print' using lithography and etching in order to expand my vocabulary of mark-making and to learn how to edition my prints. Perhaps this is something to consider after Christmas.

William Tucker,  Untitled,  1987

William Tucker, Untitled, 1987

Willem de Kooning,  Landscape at Stanton Street,  1971

Willem de Kooning, Landscape at Stanton Street, 1971