Monday 27 September 2010

Printing - Drypoint and Collograph

I attended a wonderful printing workshop in Armagh over the last 2 Saturdays with Mary, Carrie and Marian. The timing was perfect as I'm starting in NCAD on Wednesday studying Drawing, Mixed Media and Print - so I got an insight into some more printing techniques.

My final images are far from perfect, but it was a great opportunity to learn the technique and get a feel for the process. Here's a couple of the pieces I made.

The Drypoint image was created by scratching into a perspex plate using various tools. This is a simple sepia toned print of my Drypoint Lighthouse.


I also ran a 'blue' version of the dry point and tried to capture the 'night' feel with the moon reflected in the water.


The collograph was great fun to make - layer different textures of wallpaper, tissue and tinfoil and cutting away the mountboard base, which is then varnished over to protect.  Here is the finished collograph plate prior to printing.


This is probably the best of the prints from the collograph plate, although I would have liked to spend more time and get the definition of the lighthouse more clear - still it gives a good indication of the possibilities.


Finally, as I was in town to catch a train at 7am! I took a photo of the train station with a beautiful red morning sky ;-)

14 comments:

joanne wardle said...

excellent. I bet it's brilliant doing a workshop like that

Chris said...

Wow, loving your pieces, Audrey.

Paula said...

Gorgeous art, Audrey. Glad you came away from the workshop feeling you had learnt something valuable.
What a fabulous photo of the train station

Karin said...

Fabulous artwork Audrey and I also love the early morning photo, the sky looked very similar to the late evening sky we had here last night.

Elisa said...

Beautiful, love all the variations of the lighthouse. Hope you enjoy your NCAD course.

Scrappelise said...

Those prints/images are so wonderful. Nr, 2, the blue one is so full of life! Is it right that you are starting in art school we`ve been talking about? x hugs

Carol Q said...

amazing Audrey. bet you had lots of fun creating that. lovely pic of the station - the temperature looks very cool.

Kaz said...

wow! these are fantastic moo!! Love the way the light is on the water, I think you got that beautifully. good luck with the course, not that you'll need it! xx

Carrie said...

love these and think you should get them signed and off to the framers!!!

Britt-Inger said...

Hi. Lovely artwork! It must be fun taking courses and learn more :) What a nice photo of the trainstation! Have a great weekend!
Hugs from BI

Mary said...

I love your dry point print Audrey, and the collograph is lovely, hard to believe how these amazing effects are created! Well, onwards and upwards now!!

Ester Kiely said...

These are great Audrey. I especially love the blue drypoint. I'm so jealous of you all having so many great workshops to go to! Perhaps I'll have to persuade you all to teach a class to us neglected folk in the West!!
Enjoy the classes at Ncad.

Kathy said...

these are great you managed to get depth, light and shade and reflection into them. Id like to see more of your prints

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