Willows, monoprint.

I am enjoying monoprinting so much, using images from my Hotham park sketchbook as a staring point. here is a print of willows found in the winter garden.

Grove, monoprint

For 2016 I have decided to do some sort of artwork each day not all of them are from Hotham Park but here is one based on a drawing I did of a small grove of trees in the wintergarden area. I have produced several versions and here is one of them. The first version…


There is a prolific reed bed in Hotham Park’s wildlife conservation area which has inspired this monoprint. Unlike etching or lino printing one only  gets one go with each  plate but here I have succeeded in producing three. I like the last palest one best.  

Dried umbels

Digitalised monoprint of autumn umbels. I’m not that skilled with mono-printing but I rather like that the mess I produce can be  worked on digitally. Maybe this produces an even bigger mess but it gets me going and I’m enjoying myself!


Dense patches of dried grasses and reeds from the conservation area of the Park make intricate textures shown in this digitalised mono print.


This began as a black and white mono print which I messed with in my pixelmator programme. The reed beds in the wildlife conservation part of Hotham are a wonderful tangle of grasses and teasel seed heads. Later I plan to do a larger painting of this place.

Getting creative in 2016

I’ve been in a bit of a creative wilderness these last few months so have decided to try to do something artistic each day of 2016. When I did this a few years back I found it very stimulating and a lot of  useful material came out of it. For this blog I will  only…