Category Art

3d printed printing press

3d Printed Printing Press
I printed this mini press from the design by the Open Press project. It will print up to about 6cm wide. I plan to do some dry point etching in plastic plates designed for the purpose. I’ll have to wait…

More paintings

I have used some gold coloured paint in these two and I’m planning at least one more painting using gold. The obvious way to play with the bright colours I’ve been using was to switch to greys. Both are for…

New paintings

After a break of many years I was recently inspired to start painting again. I have been making abstract works on canvas. They’re all about paint & colour. I have been using a black border to lift the colour, an…

First 3D prints

These are some of my first 3D prints. They are maquettes for a larger piece I’m considering making. If I go ahead with what would be a pretty ambitious work, each of these pieces will be cast in something like…

Cleaning corroded brass

I bought this brass candlestick from a local “antique” shop. It seems as though brass ware isn’t  very collectible at the moment as it only cost £6. It was in a pretty corroded state and polishing with Brasso wasn’t powerful…

Another ukulele

I painted another ukulele, this time a soprano uke from a charity shop. As before, I used Posca pens and sealed the finished work with Osma oil.

I painted another ukulele

This is the second ukulele I have decorated. For the first one I used Sharpie pens which weren’t great as they were reluctant to leave enough ink. This time I used Posca pens which are brilliant — strong, opaque colours.…

What we expected and did not receive

Image: Village, inkjet printed 160gsm paper. Each house 5x5x5cm Using the same paper house design I first created in 2005, I have made the houses for this village. As I have done before, the work is made to be photographed.…

The Sorrows of the World

Image: Temple, 160gsm card, each megalith 8x4x2cm Using the same  “Cut, Fold & Stick” technique as my paper houses, I have made the megaliths for Temple. As I have done before, the work is made to be photographed. The finished work presented to the…

Some old art work

I came across some photos of art work which dates back 11 years or more, from my days as an art student in Wrexham. Ceramic Vessel was made from hundreds of pieces of broken table ware, glued against a jig…