A beautiful walk to the studio today – cold with bright sunshine.
I’d made a plate yesterday – working on the theme of my ancestral mothers – the lace knitting represents my grandmother who taught me how to knit; she often wore lace patterned cardigans and the leaves are for my mother who loved gardening.
I don’t know what possessed me to use the yellow ink – maybe too much sun on the way in!
However I liked the image left on the roller after I’d brayered it across my plate so I inked up a piece of paper with it
I added more colours but too vibrant.
Gradually I removed the yellow.
At last I felt I was getting somewhere with the colour – more muted shades.
Then I turned the plate over and used the reverse.
A few scratches into the cardboard and a light touch of ink.
Someone else was using paper doilies so I pinched a bit and laid it on top.
Another doily layer.
Then I printed twice on the same paper – firstly using the back of the plate then the front.
I still struggle working in 2D and with colour; again nothing here that are worth more than reminders of experimental samples but I had a fun morning.