I played around with some of these images, drawing and making some lino prints in order to find out just what it was about these images that made me photograph them. I find that working with an image, drawing, painting or printmaking helps me to isolate what it is about the photo that drew me to that particular image. I have been particularly interested in printmaking recently, particularly lino printing and monoprinting and am finding it fun to explore my images in this way. When time permits, I hope to make more lino plates from other photographs.
|5.1.23 lino print of ferns|
|5.1.26 monoprint of foxglove flowers|
|5.1.27 lino print of tree branches|
|5.1.28 print of tree branches made by pressing the clean lino plate used for image 28 onto a Gelli Plate which had been rolled with black paint. A print was then taken from the Gelli Plate.|
|5.1.29 a lino print of ferns|
|5.1.30 a Gelli Plate print of ferns produced by the method described above|
|5.1.31 two of the lino plates used|
I am interested in trying Maggie Grey's idea of casting water soluble paper as described in her book: "Long Diaries, Tall Tales" (d4daisy 2015). I think that my home-made lino plates might be suitable for this. However, domestic duties have recently made increased calls on my time and I have not yet managed to try it out. I am looking forward to a couple of weeks when I will have more free time to explore this further.