Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vase Still Life - Watercolour woodcut print


9.5 x 10.5cm Watercolour woodcut & monotype print



The Monotype Print



The plywood engraved and painted block after printing

This is the end of the test images. Now I'm going to work on a larger block.

If you would like to know more about the process, and see the incredibly beautiful prints of Australian artist/printmaker Cressida Campbell, you can will find it all on her website HERE.

17 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

nice bright colours :D the smaller one could almost be a polaroid picture :) Cressida's prints are gorgeous!

Sydney Harper said...

I like these little test prints!

Cressida Campbell has some beautiful prints. I'm glad I found out about this process. Thanks!

caseytoussaint said...

Wow - look at you go! What an explosion of color, and such a beautiful composition. You and printmaking is a pretty wonderful combination.

moreidlethoughts said...

Some of us stumble and struggle, not quite knowing what our path should be.
And some of us have that special magnetism that connects us with our path.
Robyn, I'd say you've made your connection!

Jeanette said...

Brilliant! Both in form and colour. You have the knack. Keep going!

Martha said...

What an interesting process. So great that you have tried something new and accomplished it. Look forward to seeing more of these. Martha

africantapestry said...

Another beautiful print! If I see any more, I'm also going to start making prints...you are inspiring and invigorating me! Looking forward to the bigger blocks.
ronell

Joan said...

These are gorgous...so filled with colors!!! You are really doing a great job on these!!

Anita said...

I love the mix of highly coloured flowers and monochrome floor. Very effective!

vivien said...

your printmaking is going beautifully - this post and the last. So much experimentng it's great!

Robyn said...

Jennifer - I ended up with that polaroid margin because I wasn't sure it was ever going to be printed. It's often the way, the one you play with can turn out the best.

Sydney - Thank you.

Casey - I'm quite surprised to find myself printmaking.

Dinah - I must say I am pleased with the way it's going and I love the link to Phillips' Japanese woodcut site, thank you :)

Jennifer - I did get carried away with the colour didn't I. :)

Martha - Glad you find it interesting. There's so much to explore.

Ronell- You probably have room for a press in that lovely big studio of yours. Go for it!

Joan - Thank you, I do have some plans for softer colour combinations.

Anita - Thanks. I agree with your comment (elsewhere) that one of the most attractive aspects of prints is the beauty of the large white margin of paper and the embossing of the plate.

Vivien - I'm loving the experimenting too!

Lin said...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WORK, ROBYN! MY GRACIOUS, WHAT A PROCESS!!! BRAVA FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT GOES INTO THIS .. AND YOUR AMAZING RESULTS!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Robyn - keep going - you're doing wonderful things!

Thank you so much for the link to Cressida Campbell - I've not heard of her before bit I am enamoured. I ended up in Brisbane I was so taken with her woodblock prints. If I could see a price I'd have a feeling my plastic would be wanting to invest! Or maybe it's a good thing I can't!

I did get this far however - only to be disappointed

Robyn said...

Katherine - Wecome back! It's a long week without Making a Mark :)

You an buy the book from Cressida Campbell's website - HERE but at $120 (Aust) plus p&p it's quite expensive. Beautiful though, I'm sure.

Laureline said...

Such great fun to see your latest printmaking products! And seeing the block as well as the print tells me a lot about your process. Keep going, Robyn!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow, Robin, these are so amazing—such beautiful effects. I love the checkerboard floor.

Anonymous said...

I am enjoyng your blog and seeing your process...personally I love the engraved and painted block after printing the best....I like the balance in it...and Dermott scratching is quite nice...but his comments are a hoot...Jil

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