Getting Down And Dirty

Must have a go at this!



Day 2 in Boise, Idaho and I’m nearly over the jet lag and settling in to work with a group of Boise artists to develop work for a group exhibition. First day and we’re working on drawings in the manicure noire style, which means getting proper grubby.
Once the paper had Ben smeared with compressed charcoal, we got stuck in with wire wool and aluminumimage oxide paper to remove the highlights and reveal the tones of our still life subjects.
Here’s the finished charcoal drawings that we did in the morning. In the afternoon, we went through a similar process but with paper coated in graphite.


This residency at Wingtip Press has been supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.


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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website
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