Friday, 23 December 2011

Monoprints, lino & St Mary Magdalene

Church of St Mary Magdalene,
A small trip outdoors with my paints after spending what seems like weeks hibernating indoors.  I ended up at St Mary Magdalene's Church near Shrewsbury, The church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1406, as a memorial to those who fell in battle there on the 21st July 1403. (See photos of this church here).

I painted one picture before the light went. I wish the sun had stayed out to create more dramatic shadows. This church is sited near Battlefield 1403 and a nice walk around some historic fishpools.
Study of tumble down stone cottage
in the mountain side. Watercolour.

Other than that I've been working on some printmaking - lino prints, monoprints with Chine-collé technique (glued tissue paper) over collage and some watercolour studies trying to improve my technique. Here are a few samples: 
Lino print of poppy fields.

Hills and field tracks, Monoprint.
22nd December 2011
Size: 21cm x 14.5 cm. Unframed.


Hills and trees - Monoprint. (SOLD)
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Winter landscape with trees - Monoprint
Nov 2011. Size: 20cm x 14.5cm.
£25.00  Unframed.

Blue landscape with trees - Monoprint
Nov 2011. Size:20cm x 14.5 cm
£15.00 Unframed.

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either in a board backed envelope or a postal tube. All payments are made via PAYPAL.

Shapes of Trees - Watercolour
Dec 22nd 2011. Size: 30cm x 23 cm (12" x 9")
£75.00 Unframed.

This last image is inspired by my Italian sketchbooks. I'm still slightly haunted by the shapes of the trees and colours I found out there.