Sunday, 22 December 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cornish Mines Project

I went out to Levant Mine on Tuesday and walked along towards Geevor. A stretch of the Cornish coastline littered with the remains of mining, it holds a real fascination for me. I drew a quick sketch of the coastline but it was far too cold to stay still, so I took loads of photographs.

These little collages (about 5"x5") are a first step response to some of the little details that I looked at. I'm not trying to represent the mines, or the landscape for that matter, I'm just seeing what happens when I look at some of the photos again.

I have a LOT of images I want to work from, so this is a long term project. I've been wanting to do something based on this particular bit of coastline for ages.

I don't know, or really want to know what the buildings did, the mystery of not knowing creates a place which lives entirely in my imagination.

One of the buildings with the sky and the sea behind
My sketch...the little dots are the sea spray !

It's an amazing mixture of wild natural beauty and strange industrial remnants.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Monoprinting experiments

I used acrylic paint rolled out on glass to print the black lines. It doesn't really have the right consistency for glass monoprinting, but I just ordered some medium which says it makes acrylic suitable for block printing. I'll show the results when I've tried it. I painted the bright colours with watercolour over the top. Click on the image itself to make it bigger.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

Beneath the surface

Acrylic, collage, inkjet transfer, gelli plate monoprinting

approx 10"x14"

This is the second of the Hidden Words series I am currently working on

Hidden words 1

Acrylic, paper, collage, ink jet transfer

approx 10"x14"

Friday, 6 December 2013

A Home for Words

Extracts from one of my current sketchbooks. In this I'm experimenting with writing and words as images, in response to the ideas of a creative writing course.

The sketchbook is A4 size

I've used photocopies of the images to create more images.