Category Archives: Muswell Hill home studio

Black Ivory tracing rejects

Tracing sheets used for the A5 Black Ivory oil transfer drawings, aka Black Ivory 1 versions.

Black Ivory tracing rejects

Black Ivory tracing rejects

Pig carriers and Kenwood series

Last night studio photos.

blackivory.org 2

After a 5 month break, blackivory.org  has resumed.

21.07.17

Hessian

Three three foot, deep edge, I think hessian canvases. The goat‘s painted over a Harry Adams painting they rejected, but kindly gave me to use, along with the other two blanks. Now the guitar playing video has been sent for L’ABC de la peinture diaporama, I think it’s just a case of printing the posters, and getting them to Paris.

Studio shot, 2nd Feb 2017.

Studio shot, 2nd Feb 2017.

IKEA Bumerang trouser hangers

Rather than renailing the under-board, to hold the carvings in place, as the parosol is rolled over, or as you penguin walk over the paper, blu-tac works. Failing that, drawing pins. Rolling over with a stone makes the final image look as if it were carved in stone. In terms of trouser hangers that don’t drop A1 paintings, only Marks & Spencer and IKEA Bumerang are yet to lose grip.

Dupont Cafe Paris exhibition

“L’ABC de la peinture” | Dupont Cafe Bibliotheque, Paris | 2017

"L’ABC de la peinture" art exhibition poster by Edgeworth.

“L’ABC de la peinture” art exhibition poster by Edgeworth.

Some woodcuts made from a small chest of drawers I found on Muswell Hill Road. A concrete parasol base is a rolling printing press, added to spooning and walking over the paper on your heels. You have to dust any concrete crumbs off the paper, and from the side on the parasol every time you roll it over, or the crushed crumbs will indent the paper and wood carving.

Woodcut block prints for “L’ABC de la peinture” art exhibition at Dupont Cafe Bibliotheque in Paris

Woodcut block prints for “L’ABC de la peinture” art exhibition at Dupont Cafe Bibliotheque in Paris

Printmaking for L’ABC de la peinture

Printmaking for the L’ABC de la peinture cafe exhibition in Paris. A three artist group show opening in less than two months.
Today’s work morphed into magazine production of lyrics alongside CD cover sized woodcuts. A companion project to last year’s lyric book.

blackivory.org printmaking

Emma Pugmire, Charles Thomson and myself were in attendance this week. There’s not much uniform about tonights editions, tottering alignment and bleeding the top and bottom off the page leaves nowhere attractive to sign. The printing is as much part of the creative process as any other.

A1 oil on primed paper

At Chatham it’s possible to work on several cardboard paintings at once, with at least 15 to hand. In this vein, there’s 20 primed A1 sheets wallpapering the home studio, and a trouser hanger washing/drying line suspended a foot from the ceiling.

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