If, like me, you have drawers full of prints, cupboards full of framed works, which come and go to galleries and shows, what is your plan for them in the future? It is an enjoyable experience to…Continue
"I have only just recently got back into encaustic painting. Have never been able to stick to one technique for too long, but always enjoy returning to old ground.
Top image titled: Apartment View. Size 29cm square. Bottom image title: Shore:…"
"Mo, you have done the right and kind thing. She is obviously unaware that she is putting herself in danger. I certainly agree that when teaching, if that's what one wants to do, that you have to give 100% of yourself and techniques. I'm…"
"Have seen Joshua Yeldham before and absolutely just love his philosophy. Great to see it again. My greatest wish, my whole life, was to be able to do what he has achieved. Wonder if the paper he uses is Duchenne? Very hard to get in Australia. Was…"
"Thanks Jen for favourable comments. I so want to push towards more abstraction but usually my work ends up looking more representational than I'd like. I think painting for a market (though zilch at present) has influenced my…"
"Thanks for replying Rosalind. My work varies. Mostly it has a printmaker/painting slant to it. Encaustic, Collagraphs, Silkscreen, Encaustic monotypes, Woodcuts and placing them onto and into other media and the list goes on. As you can ascertain I…"
Thanks Jen for favourable comments. I so want to push towards more abstraction but usually my work ends up looking more representational than I'd like. I think painting for a market (though zilch at present) has influenced my direction. Not all works fall into this category though as you can see by the cat's eye .
Hi Jen. Sadly no, lately I haven't had the chance to really spend a lot of time on my art...life seems to keep getting in the way! Would still like to get a press though.... The last few weeks I've been mostly sketching in my vis diary, nothing that needs too much time...just leaves, flowers ect since some of the autumn colours have been amazing & my coloured pencils have mocked me merclessly from the back of my desk. However, I have popped into your printmaking site a few times & am truly amazed at the wonderful pieces you have created..most impressive, Jen.
Hi Jen,love your work and your blog;full of information.
I'm very interested in mono print,but I have a question though what kind of paint is common to use?I've seen that also they use ink,is it oil based or water based and what's the best?Thanks :-)
Thanks, Jen, I'm experimenting with different papers (the butchers paper often seems to work the best...sad but true). I quite like the challenge of achieving an edition, even a small edition & find the barren quite a task.... I really enjoy seeing the work on your site...your prints with stenciling are just wonderful. Well done!
Hi, Jen, beautiful work! Was down in Melbourne & Geelong recently ...fantastic standard of work you printmakers from Victora set! Love your woodcuts, too, how do you print them? I've been using a barren to proof some prints the last few weeks & I'm not too happy with the results really. Thinking of investing in a press......just have to save up.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).