Artist In Residence

Artist in Residence (Manor House). Digital, May 2020

Here’s a quick digital doodle. It’s a beginner’s exercise in Krita, a most excellent digital painting program, and a welcome vehicle to show off and enjoy some wonderful Art Deco or Art Deco-esque typefaces.

This leads to the most wonderful architectural drawings from House Planning by Wooster Bard Field, Architect, A.I.A., Professor of Engineering Drawing, The Ohio State University, McGraw-Book Company Incorporated, New York & London, 1940. These guys have a few page samples from the book, worth a look:

Otherwise nothing special here, but learned quite a bit about image retouching and general operations in Krita.

Ten Quid

Ink on paper, 130 x 70 mm, April 2020

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort – Jane Austen.

Ink on paper, digital post-processing.
April 2020

One World

one world owl

One World Series

Digitally printed lino cutting.

Each is a genuine lino cut, approximately A6 in size. The cut lino is scanned, mirrored, then “lasso” selected in image processing software (I use Gimp). The “lasso” selection preserves the natural randomness without ink-stained fingers. The selection is then filled with a gradient, a canvas texture is applied, cut out and pasted onto a new white canvas of the same size. Voila!

Digital lino prints, and I am well pleased with this invention.