Michael Brennand-Wood: image 9

Michael Brennand-Wood at NCCD

Last week, after a business meeting in Sleaford, I took the opportunity for…


Print Stories: '6x6' print from poured varnish plate – red oxides/gold

Print Stories: '6x6' Part 3

Yesterday, I had a brilliant print session at The Ropewalk. Once in a while,…


Print Stories: '6x6' colours on an inky scrapped sheet

Print Stories: '6x6' Part 2

Yesterday's print session at The Ropewalk was really good fun, and quite…


Print Stories: '6x6' Part 1: finished poured varnish plate

Print Stories: '6x6' Part 1

Later today, I'll be off to The Ropewalk to try a new set of plates. I have…


Print Stories: Garage Goodies – the prints II – print 1 (close up d)

Print Stories: Garage Goodies prints 2

In the last 'Garage Goodies' post, I showed the first set of prints from a…


Plate of horizontal landscape made by scratching the mount board surface, peeling away and various carborundum/glue combinations (closeup)

Print Stories: Garage Goodies – the prints 1

In the first 'Garage Goodies' post, I wrote about the making of a series of…


Print Stories: Garage Goodies

Recently, I've decided to look at experimenting with an image series, linked…


Printing in Lincoln. Untitled: black and gold image (detail)

Print Stories: Printing in Lincoln

Last Wednesday, I spent a whole day (yes, a whole day!) printing in the…


Elisabeth Frink. Riace II, III, and IV

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday saw my first visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park is a…


London Calling 3

Whilst in London, I caught up with a friend for lunch and a stroll around Tate…


Painting by Cy Twombly: untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8

London Calling 2

The recent London trip wasn't entirely about my Royal Academy submission. I…


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – deliveries sign

London Calling 1

I have just returned from a couple of days in London. The main reason for the…


'Anomalies': September show at The Ropewalk: 'Geometry II'

Print Stories: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

I really feel that I'm tempting fate by even writing about this at this stage.…


Print Stories: Darker Forms

It's been a while since my last post. I've just been incredibly busy in my 'day…


Preparatory sketch: 'The Sun God'

Print Stories: Winter Solstice – beginnings

I have a new project! For its Christmas exhibition, my usual print venue, The…


Inking tools in the print room

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 7

In my last post, I described the creation of the last two plates in this…


Plate detail, with matchsticks embedded in the surface

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 6

Today, I worked on creating the third and fourth printing plates for what will…


The carborundum/varnish mixture painting process complete

Print Stories: Back to the new 2

Yesterday, I printed the plates I was working on in my post 'Back to the new…


Lincolnshire Coast series, image 2: print hanging in studio at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 5

Yesterday, I went along for another print session at The Ropewalk. My main aim…


Painting the carborundum/varnish mixture onto the plate surface

Print Stories: Back to the new 1

Tomorrow, I'll be off to The Ropewalk for another printing session. Right now…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 4

Following on from the first Lincolnshire Coast image, I've been thinking about…


The Hepworth Wakefield. Exterior.

Wakefield trip

I had an interesting trip to Wakefield yesterday. The main reason for going was…


Brenda Hartill print: 'Summer Variations IV'

Influences 1: Brenda Hartill

'Influences' will be an occasional look at some of the people, places and…


What's in 'The Box': box contents

What's in the box?

Like most printmakers, I don't have the room or the money to create a print…


Revealing the print: 1

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 2

Yesterday, I took the prepared plates shown in the previous post along to The…


Partial coating of carborundum

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 1

Sometimes, I use print sessions at The Ropewalk to new versions of plates that…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 3

Printing the plate   In the last post, I described how the printing plate…