I thought I'd give my new press a good workout trying to print a Collagraph I had nothing but trouble with when I printed it the first time round. I added extra raindrops, then cut highlights out and trimmed the plate down a bit as well. I used Speedball waterbased inks and used my newly recovered brayers for the first time. The brayers worked beautifully, picking up the ink smoothly, unlike the hard rubber rollers I used previously. The press is a thing of beauty and smooth as silk to use. I am a happy printmaker
A slightly revamped "Silver" exhibition opened on Saturday at the Rothes Halls. It was very well hung and such a good space, airy and well lit. We had a good crowd for the opening speech by Lindsay Roy MP and the work seemed to be well received. The Exhibition run until the 12th of May.