Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 10: Jo Lankester Printmaking Residency @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my blog on printmaking.

Day 10 of my printmaking residency at Umbrella Studio, Contemporary Arts was manly focussed on completing the drawings for the second, three colour plate etching in my artist book Fissure to be published by Tate Adams, Lyre Bird Press.

The third plate, pictured in progress, is concerning me. I feel I have over drawn a section similar to the first Burnt Siena plate. I have decided to etch the plate and take a proof to see the result but I am definitely open to redrawing the two Burnt Siena plates if required.

I underestimated the time it would take to draw each plate, in all a good 6-8 hrs of scratching with an etching needle.

In retrospect the combination of sugarlift and drawing with an etching needle would speed the process up and create great marks.

Happy Printing,

Jo Lankester

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