I had a really great day and as I took a few photos while I was there I’ve decided to make some prints inspired by my visit.
I started with this drawing ~30 x 37cm, drawn onto tracing paper and reversed for print, ready for transfer onto the woodblock. I had finished my drawing I decided to take a small detail from it and make it into a new card design.
Most days I go for a walk in Milton Keynes, I live fairly centrally and walk in the parks, nature reserves, housing estates along the Redways; beside the canal, in all weathers and all times of day.
As I walk I often take very quick snapshots of where I am with my camera or phone. Not posed or framed just quick snaps, like a moment or fleeting glimpse. I use these fleeting snaps in time to make my prints, many of my pieces are trees, these form the backbone and structure to MK with the paths and roads forming the arteries.
Milton Keynes for me is unique in that you may feel sometimes that you are in a wild place, just you and the landscape but you will always have a path or paved shape within your field of vision, the very urban within the seemingly wild.
I have various greeting cards for purchase. they are all individually hand printed on Fabriano 250 gsm paper, include an envelope and come in cellophane sleeves.
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I’ve had a very busy time in my studio in the last few weeks. I have two exhibitions coming up soon and another one later in the year. So getting lots of pieces of work finished and ready to frame and also printing up plenty of cards which are always popular.
This has been a long time in the printing, many rather chaotic colours but I think this is the final layer now.
‘Drum head primulas’, an edition of 6
approx size 55cmx40cm. Printed on Somerset Velvet with Hawthorn stay open inks.