Weekly Roundup 50

i. I spent the afternoon at Bainbridge Print Studios creating the monotypes below (two versions of the same image). I like bits of both and may well collage them together when dry (I think you can be a bit more playful with a monotype - the conventions and fussiness of traditional printmaking don’t apply in the same way). Following last week’s tutorial I visited Intaglio Printmakers beforehand to buy some black Charbonnel 55985 ink and some white Somerset Satin paper - the ink/paper/press worked beautifully and I look forward to making more monotypes in the coming weeks.

2019, monotypes

2019, monotypes

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ii. Unfortunately Thursday’s stint in the workshop was not so successful. The weeks are going so quickly and, although I’m spending hours and hours in the workshop, I am finding myself getting increasingly frustrated by my creations. I also can’t help but be aware of the time and money involved every time a print goes wrong…