Friday, May 14, 2010

Indian Woodblock

Indian woodblock - artist unknown

Embossed print on Fabriano paper

Black etching ink on Japanese Ho-Sho paper

My artist jeweller friend, Margaret Kirkwood, has recently returned from a wonderful trip to Rajasthan, India. I asked her if she would keep an eye out in the markets for an old Indian fabric woodblock. Bless her, she found this lovely peacock and it arrived today.

My plan is to try to incorporate the image into some of my own printmaking. Not sure exactly how yet but in the meantime I couldn't wait to print it. Thanks Margi!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Watercolour sketches

Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

The weather is still very changeable but there were real patches of sun this morning so I headed out to sketch a tiny detail of the valley we overlook from via Dante.

My local painting group is getting together again on Wednesday afternoons. This time everyone is trying watercolours rather than oils. I've been carrying around a photo from a trip to Venice. It's a beautiful old building full of decaying detail. With limited light and time, I restricted myself to sketching one of the doors.

Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.
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