Zemni Prints is the Blog of Linda Mayoux to synthesise my learning from the open College of the Arts Printmaking 2 course.
Part 1: Natural and Urban Landscapes
2017. Hard ground etching with Hawthorne inks on cartridge paper.
Monoprint in Schminke water-based inks on foam board. Printed on Bockingford paper. A3. Magenta, Ultramarine and Indian Yellow. Monoprint in Schminke water-based inks on foam board. Printed on Bockingford paper. A3. Magenta, Ultramarine and Indian Yellow. 2nd Pass
Monoprint in Schminke water-based inks on foam board. Printed on Bockingford paper. A3. Chromiun Oxide, Sepia, Prussian Bue and Titanium White. First pass with dark overlay
Monoprint in Schminke water-based inks on foam board. Printed on Bockingford paper. A3. Prussian Blue, Sepia, Lemon Yellow and Titanium White. Second Pass.
sugar lift with varied inking of green.
2017. soft ground etch. hawthorne inks. Mixed colours.
2017. soft ground etch. hawthorne inks. Prussian Blue.
Part of the series of overlapped inverted prints. This looks like a dynamic mountain ski scene. I like the varying overlapping textures. There is a rough balancing of colours and tones down the vertical middle of the image. Further balance is achieved through the echoing of shapes.
Monochrome print overprinted with the dark tone upside down. This makes a better print than the green because the contrast between the blues and the cream paper is less. So it looks more natural. Although there is not clerar repetition of shapes, the dark tones became balanced through the inversion.
Dark is printed upside down and very dark. Higher contrast between the dark and mid-tone makes the front shapes look interestingly as if they are flying in 3D. This effect is more pronounced than in the blue and red equivalents of this image because the green is lighter and cooler. These are also fewer ditracting texture lines in the centre. The image is very strangely balanced by the diagonal lines. The total area of dark on right and left is roughly the same.
Neither verticals nor horizontals correspond to thirds lines. Balance is achieved here through the echoing of cshapes in a different tone – the light rectangle on the left with the blue rectangle of the right, and the curve of the dark shape on the left with the curve of the white ‘windonw’ at the back on the left.
Project 1.1 Natural Landscapes
Project 1.2 Urban Landscapes
Project 1.3 Abstract Landscapes
Assignment 1: Willows
Part 2: Abstraction (forthcoming March 2018)
Part 3: Chiaroscuro (forthcoming April 2018)
Part 4: Portraits (forthcoming June 2018)
Part 5 : Memory (forthcoming August 2018)
Part 6: Review : Maggi Hambling (ongoing for completion June 2018)
Printmaking 1 Portfolios 2015
About this Blog
My learning is never linear. This has meant that my thoughts have multiple interlinkages and cross-cutting thoughts and themes. These interlinkages are much easier to present through a hyperlinked blog. For further general information about my art, my assessment inventory, myself and other OCA courses see:
About Linda Mayoux and Zemni
My other OCA courses.
charting my reading, exhibition and gallery visits and web resources used with links to posts on key printmakers and artists studied.
for each technique : monoprint, linocut, relief experiments, collagraph and combination prints and the way my skills have evolved.
Although blogs are useful for showing linkages between the different elements:
- it is difficult to assess images, textures and colours through web images so for more details of these please see my Logbooks and Sketchbooks
- copyright and limitations in digital technology, mean that detailed consideration of copyrighted sources of inspiration are difficult to do on the blog.
So this blog must be seen also together with the detailed work in my Logbooks and Sketchbooks submitted for assessment.