End of second week at the studio developing new techniques and finding our feet in a new art making space. Use of new equipment, sourcing materials and realising things are done differently everywhere! It's a great thing to have a wife who is also a dedicated and beautiful print assistant. Thanks Alex.
Pencil on paper porthole study for 'violent confrontation' banner.
Pencil on paper. Study for Durham gala banner portholes in etching.
Two prints from last week of etching course. The one at the bottom just a plain etching on hard ground. The one above with the addition of Aquatint and sugarlift.
Aquatint on a hard ground etching with heavy acid bite outline.
Two police officers assist a colleague from a battle scene.
Sketch of police restraining a miner during the strikes.
The Pursuit of the Idle. Coalpickers tirelessly picking a seam (even when out of work).
On Matt Abbott's recommendation watched a great film 'Pride'. Inspired purchase of a T-shirt for lesbian's and gay's role in the miners strikes of 84-85. Importance of minority groups in supporting each other against corporates in a capitalist society.
Coke, Iron ore and a flux limestone are melted together in a blast furnace. When the metallurgical smelting process is complete, the lime in the flux has been chemically combined with the aluminates and silicates of the ore and coke ash to form this non-metallic product. Material research for the project one that can be … Continue reading Blast Furnace Slag