Rugby Players

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Woodcut is such a great medium. It’s satisfying to cut the wood with the sharp tools. The character of woodcut allows approximation, and fast working. There’s lots that’s not quite right about this image, but I am reluctant to mess around with the blocks. I feel that the woodcut has its own language and I let it be.

Two blocks, postcard size  about 6inches by 4inches, printed with Schminke Aqua Liniprint ink using the ancient Albion Press at East London Printmakers.

After an original photograph in the Guardian newspaper 19 December 2015, by David Davies, under the headline:
“Carter’s precision thwarts Saints’ revenge bid”.

Northampton 9
Racing 92        9

The caption to the photograph reads:
“Racing’s Dan Carter attempts to flick a pass out of the back of his hand before Northampton’s Mike Hayward can drag the New Zealander to the ground”

Three Etchings

Three etchings made today at a course at East London Printmakers.
The ones of the men and the landscape are made with “soft ground”. The ‘Bread and wine’ was a line drawing etched using hard ground, and then the patterns went on in soft ground in two later dips.
Leader of the course: Ann Norfield

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Urban discussion

On 23rd Nov I added more soft ground into the top windows.