Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Screenprint Extravaganza

So, here I am, back from my screen-printing workshop - it was two days of giddying and frenzied activity. It really made me hanker after my student days, and also reignited my love and passion for printmaking.

I had some rather ambitious plans that didn't exactly come to fruition, which was a tad disappointing. However, I did make a lot of prints on paper, some are finished and some require a bit more work. I am happy with that.

And now, predictably, I want to do more. MORE! I'm thinking about how I can make that a reality, given that there are no printing facilities round here. A gocco, perhaps?


So, here are a favourite few, and as ever I am keen to hear your thoughts.











19 comments:

Hannah said...

Nath I totally love this!!! I love the second one down. Sort of 70's maths chic, I really really like it!

p.s I saw this 'I Love Triangles' print and thought of you!!!

http://jwes.tumblr.com/post/208129992/annarexia-via-melsteele-amanda

its a really sweet little print!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I love the top one !

copperseal said...

ooh fun! i get to take a printmaking class soon and im so excited to see what i get out of it

Annie said...

hey! got here from a comment you left on my blog :)
I like your screenprinting adventures!
Especially the the one second from the bottom. I was just remembering how terrible I was at it in school, I couldn't make a clean print very well, I was so messy. . . my little sister is in the class now, hopefully she'll do better at it. Your shapes (yes, I am a fellow triangle lover)
make me think you might like this artist (perhaps you already know of him) Mauricio Lasansky. You can find his entire catalog on lasanskyart.com, the later ones are better. I love him!

calivintage said...

oh i love these! the colors and shapes and patterns are beautiful. can't wait to see more!

Chapter 9 said...

These are really lovely - I particularly like No1 & No4 :)
I've been considering a Gocco too!

Thanks for your comments X

Fine Little Day said...

Nath, this is so great. Love the top one!!!

suzie chaney said...

I really like the 4th one, it's got a lovely simplicity about it. Why not try the old picture frame/net curtain/window squeegee method at home? Cheap as chips, and good messy fun!

Conversation Pieces said...

Oooh pretty... liking the yellow one in the middle :)

louloulovesbooks said...

Nath!
We've both been printing...I am rather jello of your screen printing adventures. I also feel your pain in not being able to continue without facilities. When the bug bites it's hard to stop. I really like number 4. It's like a story, a journey. And it would look smashing in my charcoal and scarlet bathroom ;-)

Naomi Devlin said...

they're just gorgeous! My favourites are the top one and number four. The second one down makes me think of Paul Klee. I think this triangle thing is set to roll. When can we expect to purchase some triangly cloth?

x x x

littlebyrd said...

I love the second one soooo much! Though they are ALL beautiful. This is amazing that you made these!! Very impressed over here ;)

Stéphanie said...

Lovely !

Adele said...

These are great, they look a bit like Russian Abstract- Constructivism designs ( I think ) the plain red and grey 4th down works extremely well.
Adele

Laura said...

BEAUTIFUL. You talented lady you. Love the last one. AND what is a Gocco? I have to know. Has everyone got one? Am I the last one to realise that there is a gocco craze going on? I like the word, I think I obviously need one. x

Francesca said...

wow! great work nath, you certainly packed a lot in in 2 days. i love the top one the best, has an italian futurist quality about it, if i am thinking of the right art movement...or is it russian?! anyway, really vibrant. x

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Fantastic results, Nath, well done! I think a Gocco would be a fantastic investment - imagine the possibilities! xx

Flora May said...

Sorry I didn't get to see these before I went away - they are wonderful! Espesh the top two...and now I've seen your collaged additions they look even more fabulous. You MUST continue with your printing adventure, by hook or by crook!

Jenny at Dos said...

Sounds like so much fun with that screen-printing workshop! I have just recently realized how much i like triangles. (a lot thanks to ungtblod) At first I fell for the top one, but now i think I like the second one better, or at least just as much. They all look great!