Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little bird told me.

Psssssssssssst! Janet Cattlin won an award for her print: A partridge in a pear tree at the Ballan Art Show. Congratulations Janet from all your fellow printmakers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Here it is folks - you are invited to the opening, but if you can't make it, don't worry, it's on till the 6th of May. Bring cash.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I've been doing a few reduction linocuts lately, and if I anticipate that a colour will show through the next colour on top of it then I create a mask (using acetate) so that the colour I am applying only goes where I want it to. One colour showing through the next can of course be used to great effect, but if you don't want it to......... Ink manufacturer's claims regarding opacity should be taken with a grain of salt. I have attached a photo of a mask used on a current project (if it works OK you can see it at the upcoming "Juxtaposed" exhibition - details will be posted on this blog in a coupla days)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Love it, hate it, love it, hate it!

Recently I read this sentence in another blog where the artist was speaking of her process. She stated that she just starts to work and then goes on this roller coaster ride of love/hate until she feels the work has been resolved. It strikes me as how many of us work. Never quite sure if it is working out or not. We always hear it is the journey that is important and I would have to agree when it comes to making art. It would be great if contributors to this blog could write a little about their process and how they go about making the work. Maybe it could be revealed what the preferred technique is?

The above image is an encaustic monotype with graphite drawing. Title: Looking at sand. The print is on Hosho light paper encased in encaustic beeswax.

I am happy to start: My work is always about the environment. I love rock forms and aerial views. Texture forms a great part of my collagraphs but I also like to work in various other media including encaustic, screen prints (unconventional techniques) solarplate, waterless lithography and monotypes to name a few. Combining any or all of these techniques produces hybrid prints which I find really exciting.

Now, someone else has the talking stick.

yf Gaye

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Opening Printmakers@Geelong exhibition.

The official opening for the September exhibition will take place Wednesday 14th September, 2011 at The Shearer's Arms gallery, Aberdeen St. Geelong West at 6 pm.

Councillor Barbara Abley (Arts and Culture Portfolio for The City of Greater Geelong) has agreed to open the exhibition and we are most grateful to her.