Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ten Years of Printmaking

I belong to a group of people who love printmaking and we celebrated our tenth anniversary this year. I hadn't realised that the exhibition date was looming so fast and after the meeting in April I had to print up an image developed from at least two other plates from the last ten years and any new members could use a new image.
This was the quickest print  I have ever pulled in all these years , so little time to play with thoughts and images. I grabbed an old collagraph plate for the background, slapped some ink into it and printed that then inked up an old favourite plate of a duck in darker ink and run that off.

Only the best of the three I printed was worth a frame so once that was dry I took it to my framers and to this day the print is certainly one of my favourites. But one can't hang onto them all and as one of the members enjoyed it she offered to swap or buy it and we have yet to agree on it. I had a not for sale sticker on it as I do love to live with them for a while but common sense must prevail and I know it will go to a keen collector and printmaker.

The background was from a commission I had done a few years ago and the lino was for another exhibition in 2012, you may recognise this duck as it is the centre one which has sooo much attitude. His photo was taken when we visited Tamworth Festival a few years ago and had been resting under the trees and seemed to be giving me the "how dare you disturb us look".


P.S I have since reprinted this in greener tones and have two there that I like as well and will possibly be included in my next project.
I was exceptionally pleased in it's hanging position during the exhibition as it was hung with two other lovely prints in similar colours and sizes.


  1. I love your duck with attitude - what a wonderful face! Congratulations on your groups 10th anniversary - good going.

    1. Thanks Carol and I still enjoy the duck and the memories he has given me.