Sometimes life gets tough! Here it is one week before Studio Tour and I am almost ready. Almost but not quite!!
It’s been a busy summer and I hope everyone will enjoy my new work. I have several new paintings in oil and acrylic and of course lots of photography.
In early August I was so pleased with some of my new collagraphic plates for printmaking, still on the subject of the Orkneys. I couldn’t wait to print them. I was quite excited! However, sometimes things just don’t go as planned.
First I used some healthier inks because they are water soluble. For years all I have used is oil based and rubber based inks and I recognize the fact that we have to think about the environment …But … I could not get a good print !
Then I went back to my old habit of using rubber based inks. They worked last year so what was wrong? The viscosity of the ink??? Humidity?? It was a very hot summer.
I tried the oil inks and nothing was going well at all. If you’d heard the language! I was ready to give up on art making and keep my doors shut for this year’s tour.
I went for some long walks and forgot about printmaking for a while. Then I went back to painting and life started to improve again. Maybe I will try those plates again this week.
I hope to see you next weekend.