Back to monoprinting

I was asked to run a monoprint workshop for the Southdowns Folk Festival taking place in Bognor  town centre. The only real connection with the Park is that the festival was hosted there last year.  In preparation and to get my hand back in I had another go at reeds inspired by the wildlife pond…

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.

Reeds

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!

Grasses

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

Teasels

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…