Detail of the finished mezzotint

Mezzotint on aluminium: Percy Cat

I had another play with the mezzotint rocker yesterday, with a proper sketch first and everything. I took some photos as I went along, but I’m not going to explain the ‘rocking’ process in much detail as you can see that on this post of a few weeks ago. A cross-over has occurred between my two blogs – the drawing that this mezzotint is based on is one of my cat-of-the-day sketches. The printing plate is aluminium and is cut to the same size as the prints I have made into coasters. For a while I have thought that the…

The Home-brew and the Full Moon on St Michaels Tower

Drunk in charge of a Broomstick

…or ‘The Home-brew’ on Glastonbury Tor This is another for the 2015 calendar of course. I wanted a couple of views of the Tor that were less than obvious. This one is so obscure you would probably never recognize it as connected with the Tor at all, but it is in fact the very top of the tower on the Tor – the remains of St Michael’s Church. Or at least that was the idea. Despite numerous photos my brain refused to believe the actual shape of the crenelations, and without reference to any actual evidence I corrected my sketch…

The Hunt at Glastonbury Tor - etching and drypoint

The Other Boxing Day Hunt…

More from 12 views of Glastonbury Tor I have been getting along faster with the calendar than I have with this blog: here is the corner of my newly-designed studio/gallery – now equipped with with hanging rails, but as you see still lacking the odd cable clip or two. I am three quarters of the way there with printing the pictures! The print below is number 6 to appear on this blog – if I show you all of them together what will I have to say in the next few days? This is probably my December picture – ‘The…

fairy daisy-chain

The Fairy Daisy Chain…

Apologies for the break in service: things have been quite hectic lately, and every spare bit of time I have had I have been devoting to getting on with actual paintings. I have finished another calendar picture though – the daisy-chain* one for August: I have to say I was not overly content with this painting: the green fairy in the top left hand corner is really a bad colour choice, and the pink one below was probably not the best decision either. One of the pitfalls of the painting techniques I use is that there isn’t really anything I…